|Grid reference||ST18509 79179|
|Common name||Winter's bark|
|Common name||Winter cinnamon|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2013|
|Height||13M July 2020|
This tree is located in the east border of the Acer Lawn.
General tree description
Drimys winteri is a small tree or large shrub, up to around 20 metres in height and with a spreading shape. It has smooth, light brown or grey, aromatic bark. The leaves are oblong-elliptic, 7 to 17 cm long, glossy and leathery. In spring there are clusters of large (3 to 4 cm across), creamy-white, fragrant flowers. These are followed by black fruits in autumn. The common name Winter's bark comes from Captain William Winter, who sailed with Sir Francis Drake on his round the world voyage in 1577. On his return to England in 1579-80 Winter brought the bark of this tree from the Straits of Magellan, his ship's crew having used it as a medicine against scurvy.
In Britain Drimys winteri is not generally hardy. It is described in the Tree Register Handbook (2011) as "occasional in milder areas".