ARBUTUS ‘Strawberry Tree’
Known to Dioscorides & early Arabian physicians, but never widely employed. Used to treat diarrhoea & biliousness. A decoction provides an excellent antiseptic wash. Fruit can be used in alcoholic drinks or preserves such as marmalade. The bark was once used in leather tanning. The wood provides good quality charcoal, & is suitable for turning & marquetry.