Plants, Weird and unusual, Common and underutilized,
Mail order, flat rate of €12.50 throughout Ireland,
Quite new in popular cultivation,
A native of South America primarily Argentina.
It fits well into most gardens that have a little elbow room. Generally, its flowers are quite unimpressive but its best attraction is its rolls of loose, paper-like exfoliating brownish bark, which makes a fantastic feature. That, along with its mostly evergreen foliage, justifies giving this small tree a spot in your garden.