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EUCRYPHIA moorei

Commonly known as Brush bush, Eastern leatherwood, Pinkwood, Plumwood

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

 

  • Evergreen - pinnate leaves 5-15cm (2-6in) long.
  • White
  • Height - to 8m (26ft)
  • Spread - to 3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - or small tree. Slender, upright habit. Flowers are solitary or clustered in the upper leaf axils.
  • 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 dry winds. Requires a damp, sheltered site.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - Australia (New South Wales)
  • Flower Shape - Saucer-shaped -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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 - Acid / ericaceous loving -
  • Free draining sandy soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Butterfly friendly
Jan
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Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
to 8m (26ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 3m (10ft)
 

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