READY LATER IN THE SEASON. An absolutely delightful evergreen shrub from down under, also known as the mountain pepper, which deserves to been seen more often than it is, with its beautiful rich red stems and glossy dark green leaves. In spring it bears clusters of creamy white lightly scented flowers. Give it a sheltered position. Sun or semi-shade. Any reasonable soil. To 8 feet. 2 litre pot.
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Our last dog Paddy managed to kill a young Drimys we were growing along our boundary by bouncing on it. Moral - grow out of reach of French Briards!
Other than that, just keep trimmed to the size you want it to be, and admire regularly.
Another victim of the name-changing pandemic: Drimys is now officially classified as Tasmannia, but as usual we are reluctant to yield to the pressure.
Here is a video of some rather nice Drimys Lanceolata in full bloom:
Drimys syn Tasmannia Lanceolata is a hardy evergreen shrub with red stems, glossy leaves and white flowers in spring suitable for sun or semi-shade.