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Eucryphia × nymansensis 'Nymansay' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Tree

Habit

Columnar/Upright

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

White in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

Higher than 12 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

20-50 years


Preferred common name

Nyman's hybrid eucryphia 'Nymansay'

Family

Cunoniaceae


Eucryphia can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs or trees, with simple or pinnate leaves and solitary bowl-shaped white flowers in the leaf axils in summer or autumn

'Nymansay' is a vigorous, broadly columnar evergreen tree with glossy, dark green leaves, both simple and trifoliate. Flowers white, 6cm in width, with prominent stamens, in late summer and autumn

Synonym(s)

  • Eucryphia 'Nymansay'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained acidic soil and prefers shaded roots with the canopy in full sun. Will tolerate alkaline soil

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Low Maintenance or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free