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Drimys colorata

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Drimys colorata. A spreading evergreen tree with dark green foliage.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree

Origin

Malaysia, Australasia, C & S. America

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and star-shaped flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy but in cold areas they will grow against a south or west facing wall. They will need a sunny position or semi-shade with fertile, moist but well drained soil. Cut out dead or damaged wood in spring.

Propagation

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

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