Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Reaches 10 to 15 ft tall by 10 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Easy Care Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late winter to early spring
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth habit:Round
Average landscape size:Reaches 10 to 15 ft tall by 10 ft. wide.
Special features:Easy Care, Ornamental Berries
Foliage color:Dark Green
Blooms:Late winter to early spring
Flower color:Yellow
Flower attributesFragrant
Garden styleAsian/Zen, Tropical
Design IdeasThis distinctive evergreen shrub lends a refined elegance to the garden. Planted in mass as a foundation plant, the glossy foliage will provide a wonderful background to shorter flowering shrubs. Striking dark red stems and leaf petioles stand out especially when grouped with red or burgundy-leaved companions. Attractive as a single specimen shrub, it also takes well to pruning into a formal hedge.
Care Information
Prefers full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. In zone 7 and 8, a spot near a wall or enclosure is recommended, to shelter from cold, harsh winter winds. Prune as needed to shape, ideally just after flowering.Pruning time: summer.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
This cousin of the Chilean native Drimys winteri, this species originates from Tasmania, an island southeast of mainland Australia.
Lore:
The aboriginals of its native habitat as well as colonists found the dried fruit of Drimys lancolata to be a perfect substitute for pepper, and it is still used widely for that purpose today. It is colloquially referred to as Tasmanian Pepper.

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