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EUCRYPHIA lucida 'Ballerina'

Commonly known as Brush bush, Leatherwood

Flowers are pale pink inside with darker pink edges and crimson stamens
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - narrowly oblong to oblong-lance-shaped, glossy, dark-green leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height - 8m (26ft)
  • Spread - 4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub - eventually a small, densely branched tree. Produces flowers 3cm (1¼in) across with red stamens.
  • 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 - site so that roots are in shade with crown in sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - a larger-flowered form.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - Australia ( western Tasmania). Selection from a wild population collected in 1986. K. Gillanders, Kingston, Tasmania.
  • Flower Shape - Saucer-shaped
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Is Scented Plant - Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
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8m (26ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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