Variegated Tasmanian Leatherwood
Eucryphia lucida 'Spring Cream'
|Description||A beautifully variegated evergreen with small, narrow, green leaves edged in cream, providing a wonderful illuminating quality, especially in a dappled shade garden. Fragrant, white midsummer flowers hang from reddish branch tips. Its columnar form and moderate stature is stunning as a single specimen or massed as a natural hedge or screen.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist to wet.|
|Blooms||Midsummer to fall|
|Mature Size||Slow growing shrub; reaches 8 to 12 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Companion Plants||Magnolia (Magnolia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Weigela (Weigela); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)|
|Care||Thrives in enriched, fertile, acidic, moist, well-drained soil; shelter from harsh sun exposures in hotter summer regions and from damaging winds. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep roots cool.|
|Lore||The honey made from Eucryphia lucida is considered amongst the best in the world.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10
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in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.