Native to the Southern Hemisphere the Eucryphia are a mass of white this year. In the border south of the herbarium E. glutinosa shows a delicate wave to the petal formation. Initially the anthers are red oxide colour gradually fading. Planted next to this is E. glutinosa Plena Group, multi petalled, each white petal reduced in size
A wild collected specimen of Eucryphia glutinosa is growing to the north of the front range collected by Martin Gardner and Sabina Knees at 850m in dry forest in Chile
The less vigorous multi-stemmed Eucryphia cordifolia is in the upper woodland garden. Single leaves light shade to the reverse. Also with white petals, the flowers are less prolific in this species and tend to hang down so are not as showy as E. glutinosa.
The hybrid Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymansay’ has parentage of cordifolia x glutinosa, E. cordifolia evergreen and E. glutinosa deciduous. Showing variable leaf characteristics it remains evergreen throughout the winter. Specimens of these are at Inverleith House, towering and in scale with the building and a mass planting to the west of the peat walls.
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