Drimys winteri

Winter's Bark

Wonderful trees for mild climates, their creamy, perfumed blossoms and smooth oval leaves resemble those of their bigger cousins, the Magnolias. The purple-black berries look like clusters of match heads. Many species boast handsome mahogany-red bark on the young branches. Need light shade and lime-free, well-drained but moist soil. Choose a sheltered spot in zones where temperatures drop near 14º F. Prune occasionally to shape, ideally just after flowering. Grow from cuttings, by layering, or from seed, usually produced only where male and female trees grow together.
Drimys winteri, Winter's Bark
Jasmine-scented flowers bloom from winter to spring. In cool temperate gardens, reaches only half the height of wild specimens. Prune lower branches to train as a tree. Captain William Winter brewed aromatic bark to combat scurvy among Sir Francis Drake's crew.

Attributes - Drimys winteri

Plant Type: Tree

Bloom Season: Late Winter through Late Spring

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 20 ft. to 40 ft.

Width: 25 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Low Maintenance.

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