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Brush bush

Eucryphia spp.

Eucryphia cordifolia Flor del ulmo (RastaChango) by Cristian Ordenes (CC BY 2.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Brush bush Overview

Contains around 7 evergreen, semi-evergreen or deciduous shrubs and trees originating from damp, woodland habitats in Chile and Australia. They produce delicate, scented, white flowers and are also grown for their attractive leaves. Hybrids and cultivars have been produced from this genus, some of which have attractive white variegation at their leaf edges or pink flowers. Flowers are shallowly cup-shaped, with 4 wide petals.

How to propagate Brush bush

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Other uses of Brush bush

Grown for their foliage and often fragrant, white flowers.

Deciduous Trees

Deciduous (leaf dropping) trees often have amazing fall colour.

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Mimosa

Acacia spp.

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