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Chinese Strawberry Tree Plant

Postby MARLONLARA » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:49 pm

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Has anyone here in California ever planted a Chinese Strawberry Tree? I have tasted the fruit itself and it's delicious and want to plant this in my backyard or front yard.

Re: Chinese Strawberry Tree Plant

Postby cchan » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:11 pm

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I tried it. You need a grafted variety. Seeds do not work from china. It would work in zone 9 and 10. UC Berkeley has a wild variety but you need two of them and the seeds need cold treatment.

Re: Chinese Strawberry Tree Plant

Postby MARLONLARA » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:20 pm

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do you where in UC Berkeley the tree is located? Hopefully the gardeners there will shed some lights to its existence and hopefully get a hold of a plant.

Re: Chinese Strawberry Tree Plant

Postby Oolie » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:42 pm

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I wasn't aware there was another type other than the ones in ericaceae (blueberry family w/ bell shaped flowers)

Interesting, how is it?

Re: Chinese Strawberry Tree Plant

Postby BayAreaTropical25 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:30 pm

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Wow. upon googling strawberry tree I got images that greatly resemble trees planted at a local taco bell.. trees I've seen those odd red fruits hanging on, with beautiful red bark. I had always wondered what the trees were. I am going to have to have a closer look at these trees at taco bell to confirm they are strawberry tree.. lol

Re: Chinese Strawberry Tree Plant

Postby Oolie » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:52 pm

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BayAreaTropical25 wrote:Wow. upon googling strawberry tree I got images that greatly resemble trees planted at a local taco bell.. trees I've seen those odd red fruits hanging on, with beautiful red bark. I had always wondered what the trees were. I am going to have to have a closer look at these trees at taco bell to confirm they are strawberry tree.. lol

Wouldn't be surprising, they are a common landscape tree.

Re: Chinese Strawberry Tree Plant

Postby Joshua_TX » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:13 pm

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Strawberry tree usually refers to Arbutus unedo. The original poster is probably talking about Yangmei / Red Bayberry / Chinese Bayberry - Myrica rubra.


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