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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


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • 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


Semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Other uses of Brush bush

Grown for their foliage and often fragrant, white flowers.

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