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Drimys lanceolata 'Suzette'
Variegated Mountain Pepper

Drimys lanceolata 'Suzette'
Drimys lanceolata 'Suzette'
Drimys lanceolata 'Suzette'
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Price: £15.00 Quantity :


This fascinating cultivar is named after one of the owners of Bluebell Nursery, Suzette Vernon and has aromatic, cream variegated leaves and dark, purple-red stems.

The cream variegation is very pretty, appearing almost as though the dark green leaves have been splashed with a creamy-yellow paint. Drimys lanceolata 'Suzette' also has pretty, white flowers in April and May.

Supplied Size: 3L pots (approx 3 - 4 years old, 20 - 30 cm tall) - very limited availability ths year

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Drimys lanceolata 'Suzette' requires shelter from cold winter winds and may require protection in exceptionally cold winters.
  • Flowering Period: April - May.
  • Flower Colour: Creamy white
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Drimys lanceolata 'Suzette' grows to be a medium sized, densely branching shrub.
    • Height: 2.5 m (8 ft).
    • Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft).
  • Notes: This plant is particularly suitable for coastal areas. A specimen of Drimys lanceolata 'Suzette', planted in the woodland garden surrounding our nursery had reached a height of 1.8 m and a spread of 1.5 m after 10 years.


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