• Tasmannia lanceolata
  • Tasmannia lanceolata - buds forming in Mid-Spring
  • Tasmannia lanceolata

Tasmannia lanceolata

Mountain Pepper, Tasmanian Pepperberry, Cornish Pepperleaf
Size: ex 2.5L pots

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Quick Overview

  • Attractive evergreen aromatic shrub to small tree
  • Red stems and lanceolate foliage
  • Creamy-white flowers in Spring
  • Shady moist aspect
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Description

Tasmannia lanceolata, Mountain Pepper or Tasmanian Pepperberry is an attractive small shrub to small tree with elegant lanceolate foliage and brightly contrasting maroon-red stems. In Spring, inflorescences of pinkish buds open to creamy-white flowers with centres of yellow stamens. Dark-red berries follow in autumn and ripen to a glossy black. The plant is highly aromatic and both leaves and berries are used as a sweet-peppery spice.

Tasmannia lanceolata was previously known as Drimys lanceolata and it is still often found sold under that now revised synonym.

Additional Information

Order Canellales
Family Winteraceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Drimys lanceolata, Drimys aromatica, Winterana lanceolata
Geographical Origin Australia: Tasmania, Victoria, NSW
Cultivation Shady or semi-shady aspect. Well-drained but moist acidic soil with plenty of humus
Eventual Height 3.5m-4m
Eventual Spread 2.5m
Hardiness Usually hardy in the UK. Goes down to about -10C and possibly as low as -14C in sheltered aspects. In northerly or inland areas, protect with fleece during a cold winter

Tasmannia lanceolata

Mountain Pepper, Tasmanian Pepperberry, Cornish Pepperleaf
Size: ex 2.5L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£12.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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