51. Arbutus unedo – Strawberry Tree
Scientific Name: Arbutus unedo
Nativity: Mediterranean, Western Europe, France, and Ireland
Carolus Linnaeus first described and named this tree in his book Species Plantarum. Although unrelated to typically strawberries, its edible fruits look very much like them. Fruit takes twelve months to ripen and are used by bees as honey plants. Because of this, strawberry trees are are commonly planted near honey production sites. The fruit are commonly used in Europe to make wines and liqueurs, cooked to create various preserves and wine.
DBH: 6.6 inches