Drimys lanceolata


Native to parts of Australia, Drimys lanceolata is an evergreen plant with dark green, leathery leaves and contrasting dark red stems.

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(Mountain Pepper ) Native to parts of Australia, Drimys lanceolata is an evergreen plant with dark green, leathery leaves and contrasting dark red stems. Small white flowers appear on the branches in spring. 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.
  • 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.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade, Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Evergreen, Ornamental Bark / Colourful Winter Stems, To grow in a pot

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