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Pewter Pillar® Winter's Bark

Drimys winteri var. chiloense

Dan Hinkley selected this Chilean evergreen shrub or small tree for its excellent, more refined form and handsome silvery white reverse to the foliage. Bold and glossy green leaves are clad to upright stems. Large clusters of white flowers provide a fantastic show in late winter. A distinctive specimen or informal hedge.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationDRY-miss WIN-ter-eye kye-loh-EN-see
LoreThe very first export from South America as an excellent source of ascorbic acid, considered to be the first cure for scurvy.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeWinter, followed by small ornamental fruit.
Design IdeasPlant 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseHedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsJapanese 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

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