Gevuina avellana

Common name ‘Chilean Laurel’ in mild climates makes a medium sized suckering, layering spreading clump. A member of the Proteaceae family related to Grevillea. Native to Southern Chile and Argentina.

The long branches bend towards the ground eventually layering itself. The leaves are polished green and start as a complete leaf. As it matures the leaf divides into individual leaflets making an almost fern like appearance. Panicles of creamy white flowers appear from September into winter which is followed by red, cherry like, fruit in winter.

If you have space this is a tree worth growing