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Drimys aromatica | Mountain Pepper - 60-90cm, 10lt

Drimys aromatica | Mountain Pepper - 60-90cm, 10lt

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Drimys aromatica is a vigorous, evergreen shrub with dense, upright habit, deep red stems and long, oval, leathery, glossy green, cinnamon-scented leaves, copper-tinted when young. If crushed, these aromatic leaves are extremely spicy and taste strongly of pepper. Clusters of tiny, fragrant, star-shaped, creamy flowers bloom in spring and are followed by edible black berries in autumn. Drimys aromatica prefers fertile, acidic, lime-free, moist but well-drained soils. It thrives in full sun to partial shade. It is not suitable for colder areas since it cannot withstand very low temperatures. It needs to be sheltered form cold, drying winds. Generally, disease-free and pest-free. It requires some pruning. Drimys aromatica is an exotic-looking, very decorative evergreen shrub, perfect for cottage, urban, or woodland gardens. It is great as a specimen plant, in shrub borders, or planted in containers. It can be used for hedges or privacy screens.
  • Common Name

    Mountain Pepper, Pepper Tree

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Australia and Tasmania

  • Flower

    clusters of tiny, fragrant, star-shaped, creamy flowers

  • Foliage

    long, oval, leathery, glossy green, cinnamon-scented leaves

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

columnar, upright

Preferred Location


South–facing or East–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acidic and neutral soil

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained

Growing Period




all year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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