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Commonly known as New Zealand pepper tree

Striking foliage coloured cream and pink; best in semi-shade
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  • Evergreen - broadly elliptic, leathery, yellow-green leaves to 8cm (3in) long with pink markings and red-purple margins.
  • Yellow - greenish yellow.
  • Height - 1m (39in)
  • Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - spreading, bushy shrub. Produces clusters of 2-5 flowers 1cm (½in) across, followed by spherical red berries, 5mm (¼in) across,ripening to black.
  • 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)
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - syn. Drimys colorata. Happiest in a sheltered border or woodland setting.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - New Zealand
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Elliptic - see photos above
  • 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 foliage -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil - - humus-rich.
Pseudowintera - Growing Guide
1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)

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Commonly known as: New Zealand pepper tree.
Beautiful shrimp-pink foliage with soft yellow tints as the leaves mature. Slow growing with an upright habit. Best leaf colours are produced in a sunny but sheltered aspect
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PSEUDOWINTERA colorata 'Moulin Rouge'

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Commonly known as: New Zealand pepper tree.
Deep red colouring on the foliage with splotches of deeper purple-red. Very hardy
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PSEUDOWINTERA colorata 'Red Leopard'

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Commonly known as: New Zealand pepper tree.
Gold-green leaves heavily blotched with deep ruby-red
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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