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Commonly known as Brush bush, Nirrhe
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Deciduous - or semi evergreen. Pinnate leaves to 6cm (2½in) long composed of 3-5 dark-green elliptic leaflets which turn orange-red in autumn.
Height - 10m (33ft)
Spread - 6m (20ft)
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 -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
Neutral to acid soil
Tree Shape - Broadly columnar -
Wildlife - Bee 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
- Checking ties - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Restaking fallen young trees - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing Ivy - 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