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Drimys lanceolata ‘Suzette’

Mountain Pepper

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Features

  • BloomsMay to May
  • Height2.5m
  • Spread2.5m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite-green
  • Leaf ColourDark green, yellow, cream

Description

Drimys lanceolata ‘Suzette’ (Mountain Pepper). This is a variegated form with cream and yellow markings which contrast well with the mature red stems. White flowers with green centres arrive in May.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Large shrub

Other common names

Tasmanian Pepperwood

Origin

Tasmania

Interest and use

Grown for year-round foliage interest, attractive flowers, as a container plant and for woodland and coastal planting.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Tolerant of coastal conditions, but protect from very cold winds.

Propagation

Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer or by seeds in the autumn.

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