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Drimys winteri
Drimys winteri

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Zones 5-9, 14-24
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Moderate

Drimys winteri

Winter’s Bark
Winteraceae
Evergreen, Trees

Native to southern Chile and Argentina. Slender tree to 25 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide; distinguished chiefly by its attractive foliage and dignified presence. Stems and branches, which tend to droop gracefully, have aromatic, mahogany red bark. Leathery, fragrant, bright green leaves are elliptical, 5 to 10 in. long. Small clusters of jasmine-scented, inch-wide, creamy white flowers appear in winter and spring.

Tree is usually multistemmed but easily trained to a single trunk. It may require pruning from time to time to maintain a pleasingly symmetrical outline. Provide a frost-sheltered location in Zones 5–7. Requires good drainage.

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