Monday, January 11, 2010

Strawberry Tree

Found this lovely tree at HomeDespot last spring. It is native to Irelandand is one of the prettiest ornamental trees I've ever seen. The bark is a rusty color and trunk is twisted. The leaves stay glossy green even after freezing snow we had. Fruits are ripe when red and mature in the winter after a year. Sounds weird to me but so far the tree is holding true to the description I found here- It would be amusing to harvest the fruit and make a jam or jelly but we will leave it for birds if they will take it. The tree has done so well it would be nice to plant a few more.

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