Corbezzolo Tree

Corbezzolo Tree

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Arbutus Unedo

Native of the basin of the Mediterranean and Atlantic coast up to Ireland. It belongs to the Family of the Ericaceaes. You shows better one of the proper Mediterranean kinds for the fires. In fact on the sour grounds the repeated fire favors the corbezzolo, able to quickly send forth from earth new turioni after the passage of the fire, imposing himself/herself/itself on the other kinds. Tall evergreen sapling 5-6 ms (at times up to 10 ms), with shrubby thick gait. The trunk introduces a thin bark, elegantly and regularly desquamata in long and tightened vertical plates of brown-reddish color. The persistent leaves, alternate, leathery, with brief stem, they have an obovato-elliptic foil. The flowers are set in racemi branched of color white cream or rosy, provvisti of corolla lanceolata with 5 brief teeth; the wine glass has triangular teeth. It has bloomed since October in December and it bears fruit in the following autumn. The fruit and' a globular berry of 1-2 cms, red dark to maturity', edible, with surface covered of granulations; fleshy pulp with many seeds.