Pewter Pillar® Winter's Bark
Drimys winteri var. chiloense
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
CHECK RETAILERS FOR AVAILABILITY:
- Johnson's Garden Center - Wichita
6225 E. Shadybrook Wichita KS 67208
- Johnson's Garden Center, Inc.
2707 W. 13th St. North Wichita KS 67203
- Hillside Nursery Inc.
2200 S. Hillside St. Wichita KS 67211
333 South Ridge Road Wichita KS 67206-2229
|Botanical Pronunciation||DRY-miss WIN-ter-eye kye-loh-EN-see|
|Lore||The very first export from South America as an excellent source of ascorbic acid, considered to be the first cure for scurvy.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Winter, followed by small ornamental fruit.|
|Design Ideas||Plant on a gentle slope to show off the beautiful silvery undersides of the leaves as they flutter in the slightest breeze. A magnificent, refined shrub or small tree is stunning when featured along with shrubs and trees with deeper green foliage. Most attractive in its natural form, making it well suited as a specimen, massing on hillsides, or as an informal, unclipped screen or hedge.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Sweetspire (Itea); Boxwood (Buxus); Smoke Tree (Cotinus);|
Prefers humus rich, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to develop an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Prune lightly as needed to shape after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10