(Award of Garden Merit) Family Winteraceae
Originating from Mexico, Chile, Argentina
The tree derives its common name from the tea made from the bark, given to Captain Winter by Native Americans, during an expedition with Sir Francis Drake. He was suffering from an upset stomach and apparently was cured. His crew were given the peppery fragranced leaves, rich in vitamin C to combat scurvy.
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun/part shade. Will not tolerate very dry soils.
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