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Drimys lanceolata 'Red Spice' - young growth in late spring
  • Drimys lanceolata 'Red Spice' - dark green leaves and red stems
  • Drimys lanceolata 'Red Spice' - young growth in late spring

Drimys lanceolata 'Red Spice'

£19.95

(Mountain pepper) Drimys lanceolata 'Red Spice' is an unusual, densely branching evergreen shrub with dark green leaves and deep red stems.

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Drimys lanceolata 'Red Spice' is an unusual, densely branching evergreen shrub with dark green leaves and deep red stems. Small white flowers appear on the branches in spring followed by black berries in summer.

An attractive garden plant with year round interest which is ideally suited for coastal areas.


  • Position: Full sun or shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Drimys lanceolata requires shelter from strong winds and may require protection in severe winters. Not suitable for cold, windy areas.
  • Flowering Period: April - May.
  • Flower Colour: Creamy white
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Medium sized, densely branching shrub.
    • Height: up to 3 m (10 ft).
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft).
  • Notes: Drimys lanceolata is suitable for growing in a large container or pot when sheltered from strong wind.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade, Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Medium
Growing Conditions
Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Damp/Wet
Special Features
Evergreen, Ornamental Bark, Suitable for Containers