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By Chino

Devon, United Kingdom Gb

Hello. I have just bought an" Abuton" or "Strawberry Tree"
to plant in quite a large pot, but I want to keep it a smallish size by pruning, will it do any harm to do this.



You probably have an Arbutus unedo.

As with anything kept in a large tub, you will need to keep it well watered and fed in the growing season. Also, every 5-5 years, it needs removing from the pot, 1/4 of the old soil removed and fresh John Innes no 3 put back.

You may also lack the flowers and fruits by keeping them in tubs....or some plants actually flower more !!!!

Other than that, it should be fine.

15 Feb, 2014


Thanks badfish. I don't want to lose the flowers, maybe I made a mistake buying this for a tub. Think I'll find a place in the garden for it.

15 Feb, 2014

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