Drimys aromatica is a dwarf evergreen shrub. The young growth is copper-tinted turning a glossy dark green and green beneath. The striking purplish-red bark shows through the leaves. Drimys aromatica produces creamy-white flowers in the spring. It is a hardy shrub, which can be planted in full sun or partial shade. With an eventual height of 2-3m and spread of 1-2m, it should be planted in a moist, well-drained soil.