• Overview
    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
  • Detail
    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
    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 & Lore
    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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