Drimys lanceolata is a dense evergreen shrub with distinctive red stems. Round clusters of fragrant white flowers are followed by shiny black fruit. The small, oval, glossy green foliage has a peppery taste, which gives this shrub the nickname Pepper Tree.
Plant in well-drained soil with average water. Occasionally prune the tips to maintain form. Well suited to mixed borders, foundation plantings and low hedges. Prefers sheltered spots in cooler climates.
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Drimys lanceolata aka Pepper Tree is a gorgeous evergreen shrub. Check out the RED stems! Don’t be afraid to prune this guy as he can grow to 8-10’ in height in time. This would be perfect in a mixed fall container or as a specimen. Hardy to USDA Zone 7. Full to partial ☀️