Trees by Genus

Genus 'Drimys'

Drimys winteri

Drimys winteri (Winter's Bark)

Drimys winteri

Native: South and Central America.

This form is sometimes known in gardens as var. latifolia. It was first discovered by Captain William Winter, on a voyage with Sir Francis Drake. He brought back pieces of its bark which he found to be useful in spicing meat and preventing scurvy.

Foliage

Leaves vary from long and narrow to oval.

Flowers

Drimys winteri

Fragrant flowers open in June, about 3.7cm across.

Fruits

Drimys winteri

Fruit ripen in October when they fall from the tree. Several black fleshy fruit containing 15 or so seeds, cluster together at ends of long stalks, 5-7.5cm long. These are also clustered.