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DRIMYS winteri var latifolia
Commonly known as Winter's bark
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Evergreen - oblong-elliptic to lance-shaped, leathery leaves to 20cm (8in) long.
White - ivory-white.
Height - 15m (49ft)
Spread - 10m (33ft)
Tree - vigorous, upright small tree or shrub with aromatic bark
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Full sun - shelter from cold drying winds
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
Place of origin - Mexico, Chile, Argentina.
Flower Shape - Star-shaped - - 2.5cm (1in) across in umbels of 5-20
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Pruning group - Pruning group 5
Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
When: Annually after flowering.
RHS group 8
Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
Tree Shape - Broadly columnar -
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