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EUCRYPHIA

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.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Or semi evergreen. Pinnate leaves to 6cm (2½in) long composed of 3-5 dark-green elliptic leaflets which turn orange-red in autumn.
  • White
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    6m (20ft)
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
    Upright tree or tall shrub.
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy 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 sun
    Ensure roots are shaded. Shelter from cold drying winds.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    The hardiest eucryphia.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Chile.
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
    To 6cm (2½in) across
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    Dentate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable 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 1
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable 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 Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)
 

Buy Varieties of EUCRYPHIA

EUCRYPHIA cordifolia

EUCRYPHIA cordifolia

Brush bush, Ulmo

broad columnar tree with wavy-edged leaves and smallish white flowers

 
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EUCRYPHIA x intermedia 'Rostrevor'

EUCRYPHIA x intermedia 'Rostrevor'

Brush bush

deep green fine foliage, flowers white

 
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EUCRYPHIA lucida 'Ballerina'

EUCRYPHIA lucida 'Ballerina'

Brush bush, Leatherwood

flowers are pale pink inside with darker pink edges and crimson stamens

 
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EUCRYPHIA lucida 'Gilt Edge'

EUCRYPHIA lucida 'Gilt Edge'

Brush bush, Leatherwood

a rare new form with yellow edging to the leaves

 
£18.50 each 
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EUCRYPHIA lucida 'Pink Cloud'

EUCRYPHIA lucida 'Pink Cloud'

Brush bush, Leatherwood

pink flowers with crimson centre

 
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EUCRYPHIA milliganii

EUCRYPHIA milliganii

Brush bush, Mountain leatherwood

free flowering with cup-shaped white flowers. Neat shining dark green leaves. Very hardy and miniature growing at first

 
£20.00 each 
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EUCRYPHIA moorei

EUCRYPHIA moorei

Brush bush, Eastern leatherwood, Pinkwood, Plumwood

a rare species with attractive pinnate leaves. Profuse flowers which are smaller than those of E. glutinosa

 
£25.00 each 
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EUCRYPHIA x nymansensis 'Nymansay'

EUCRYPHIA x nymansensis 'Nymansay'

Brush bush

excellent form

 
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EUCRYPHIA x nymansensis 'Nymans Silver'

EUCRYPHIA x nymansensis 'Nymans Silver'

Brush bush

creamy white margins to the leaves in this scarce and attractive form

 
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