Drimys lanceolata (Tasmannia lanceolata)

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USDA Hardiness zone: Zn7b 10º to 5ºF

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Drimys lanceolata (Tasmannia lanceolata)

Mountain Pepper is a handsome evergreen shrub from Tasmania that has gained great popularity in the PNW. Upright rounded shrub with matte green leaves held on red stems and petioles. Indeed this gives it its other common name of Winter’s Bark. In spring small off white flowers appear in clusters. Good looking year round. Full sun to part shade in rich well drained soil with regular summer moisture. Not drought adapted. Locate away from the focus of subfreezing winds. Moderately fast growing to 6′ tall and 4′ wide in 7 years. Aromatic foliage when bruised. The form we carry was brought to the Eugene area from the southern Oregon coast in the 1970’s- it has consistently shown to be one of the hardier selections.

Drimys lanceolata (Tasmannia lanceolata)

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