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Commonly known as Brush bush, Nirrhe
Genus of 7 mainly evergreen trees and shrubs from moist woodland in Chile and Australia.
Like their roots shaded and crown in full sun.
Produces a distinctively flavoured honey. Leatherwood honey from E. lucida in Tasmania and Ulmo fron E. glutinosa in Chile.
DeciduousOr semi evergreen. Pinnate leaves to 6cm (2½in) long composed of 3-5 dark-green elliptic leaflets which turn orange-red in autumn.
TreeUpright tree or tall shrub.
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Full sunEnsure roots are shaded. Shelter from cold drying winds.
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowThe hardiest eucryphia.Pests & DiseasesNone.Place of originChile.
Flower ShapeCup-shapedTo 6cm (2½in) across
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
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Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1Pruning group 6Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilNeutral to acid soil
Tree ShapeBroadly columnar
WildlifeBee friendlyButterfly friendly
- Care & Cultivation
- Dealing with winter damage - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Further Reading
- How to plant a tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- How to plant a tree
- Ties - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Restaking fallen young trees - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Clearing up fallen beech tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pruning and Shaping Magnolia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing Ivy - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing wire protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing shoots below graft - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Crown uplift - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing peeling bark - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Maintaining variegation - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of EUCRYPHIA
broad columnar tree with wavy-edged leaves and smallish white flowers
deep green fine foliage, flowers white
flowers are pale pink inside with darker pink edges and crimson stamens
a rare new form with yellow edging to the leaves
pink flowers with crimson centre
free flowering with cup-shaped white flowers. Neat shining dark green leaves. Very hardy and miniature growing at first
a rare species with attractive pinnate leaves. Profuse flowers which are smaller than those of E. glutinosa
creamy white margins to the leaves in this scarce and attractive form