Variegated Tasmanian Leatherwood

Eucryphia lucida 'Spring Cream'

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.
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Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

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Botanical Pronunciationyew-KRIF-ee uh loo-sid-uh
LoreThe honey made from Eucryphia lucida is considered amongst the best in the world.
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing shrub; reaches 8 to 12 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer to Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Companion PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Weigela (Weigela); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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