Strawberry Tree (Arbutus Unedo)
Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
I planted 10 yrs ago 2 strawberry trees, one in the shrubbery and one in another part of the garden. The one in the shrubbery always produced beautiful strawberry fruit, the other, flowered but the fruit never set. Unfortunately the fruit producing one died, something had eaten all the roots, I hoped the other would produce fruit eventually but did wonder if they needed the two for pollination. The remaining one is at the moment plastered in flower. can any one suggest why the fruit are not setting on it. It is now quite a big tree, will they take fairly hard pruning? could it be a lack of potash or something to that nature.
- 19 Oct, 2008