Eucryphia glutinosa

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Outstanding Qualities

Eucryphia glutinosa is a deciduous to semi-evergreen tall shrub or small tree native to central Chile. It has a fairly narrow, upright habit, making it useful for areas where a vertical accent is desired or where space is at a premium. Its distinctive, serrated leaves are composed of 3 to 5 leaflets and are shiny dark green. fall color ranges from yellow to orange or red. One of the few trees that flowers in late summer, its sweetly scented, creamy white blossoms are four-petalled, with attractive yellow filaments and crimson anthers. Bees love it! Plant it in a mixed border or woodland edge. It is considered the hardiest eucryphia and is one of the best for Northwest gardens.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: shrub

Foliage Type: semi-evergreen

Plant Height: 25 ft. 0 in. (7.62 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 25 ft. 0 in. (7.62 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 8 to 9

Flower Color: cream

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to open shade

Water Requirements: occasional summer watering

Seasonal Interest: autumn color

Wildlife Associations: bees

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: bronze, gold, variegated

Great Color Partners: dark green, cream, silver

Culture Notes
Eucryphia glutinosa needs protection from hot afternoon sun and from drying or freezing winds. It grows best in good garden soil, with its roots shaded, and with even moisture. It resents roots disturbance and is largely disease and pest free. In colder areas, plant this tree in a protected location.