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Marina strawberry tree
Plant Care Instructions By Steve Brigham

This relatively new hybrid Madrone has parentage that includes the Mediterranean species Arbutus andrachne and Arbutus unedo, and possibly the Canary Island Arbutus canariensis. As such, it is much more easily grown that the Pacific Coast native Madrone, and is a good substitute for it in gardens. \'Marina\' is like a larger, faster-growing version of the popular Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo), with handsome evergreen foliage, ornamental brown bark, rosy-pink flowers, and showy orange fruits. It is tolerant of many soils and watering regimes, is pest-free, and with only occasional light pruning is easily controlled in size (it is often trained as a \"standard\" and kept at 20 feet tall). This is a first-class garden and landscape tree that can even be grown in lawns where drainage is good.

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These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 8, 914, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
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  • January
    • February
      • March
        • Buy

            Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

        • Fertilize

            Feed lightly with a balanced fertilizer.

        • Water

            Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

        • Mulch

            Mulch to conserve water use.

      • April
        • Buy

            Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

        • Water

            Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

      • May
        • Buy

            Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

        • Water

            Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

      • June
        • Buy

            Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

        • Water

            Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

      • July
        • Buy

            Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

        • Water

            Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

      • August
        • Buy

            Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

        • Water

            Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

      • September
        • Buy

            Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

        • Fertilize

            Feed lightly with a balanced fertilizer.

        • Water

            Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

        • Mulch

            Mulch to conserve water use.

      • October
        • Buy

            Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

        • Water

            Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

      • November
        • Water

            Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

      • December
        • Winter
          • Spring
            • Summer
              • Fall
                • Buy

                  When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

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                  • March

                    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

                  • April

                    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

                  • May

                    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

                  • June

                    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

                  • July

                    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

                  • August

                    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

                  • September

                    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

                  • October

                    Buy plants in 5 or 15-gallon containers.

                • Plant

                  When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

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                  • March

                    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

                  • April

                    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

                  • May

                    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

                  • June

                    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

                  • July

                    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

                  • August

                    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

                  • September

                    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

                  • October

                    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

                • Sow Seeds

                  When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

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                  • Fertilize

                    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

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                      Feed lightly with a balanced fertilizer.

                    • September

                      Feed lightly with a balanced fertilizer.

                  • Water

                    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

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                    • March

                      Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

                    • April

                      Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

                    • May

                      Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

                    • June

                      Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

                    • July

                      Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

                    • August

                      Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

                    • September

                      Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

                    • October

                      Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

                    • November

                      Water regularly during dry periods. Plants can withstand drier conditions when established.

                  • Prune

                    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

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                    • Mulch

                      Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

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                      • March

                        Mulch to conserve water use.

                      • September

                        Mulch to conserve water use.

                    • Protect

                      When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

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                      • Pest/Disease Inspection

                        What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

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                        • Treat for Pest/Disease

                          How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

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                          • Transplant

                            When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

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                            • Propagate

                              When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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                              • Harvest

                                When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                                • Special requirements

                                  Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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