PSEUDOWINTERA colorata

Commonly known as New Zealand pepper tree

Striking foliage coloured cream and pink; best in semi-shade
Further Reading....
  • 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

PSEUDOWINTERA colorata

 
Available again from June 2022 -
£17.50 each 
Delivery Information Available again from June 2022
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  • 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
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  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to acid soil
    Humus-rich.
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Pseudowintera - Growing Guide
1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

Buy Varieties of PSEUDOWINTERA colorata

PSEUDOWINTERA colorata 'Moulin Rouge'

PSEUDOWINTERA colorata 'Moulin Rouge'

New Zealand pepper tree

deep red colouring on the foliage with splotches of deeper purple-red. Very hardy

 
£17.50 each 
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Not available until May 2022 -
PSEUDOWINTERA colorata 'Red Leopard'

PSEUDOWINTERA colorata 'Red Leopard'

New Zealand pepper tree

gold-green leaves heavily blotched with deep ruby-red

 
£17.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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