Eucryphia x nymansensis
Common name: Eucryphia
Eucryphia x nymansensis is an evergreen tree of dense, broadly columnar habit. It has dark green, toothed leaves and showy, sweetly scented creamy white flowers which bloom in summer. It is generally disease and pest resistant and enjoys an acidic soil. It is planted midway on the south side of the Rhodo Walk at the back. It is sometimes called E. x nymanensis.
Eucryphia x nymansensis is a natural hybrid between E. cordifolia and E. glutinosa. Both are native to Chile and do well in our climate. The hybrid occurred about 1915 in the gardens of Colonel Messel of Nymans in Sussex, England.
Text and photos by Kumi Sutcliffe
Close-up photo by Midge Oke