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Eucryphia lucida ‘Leatherwood Cream’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A fetching and unusual Eucryphia with eye-catching, cream-streaked, evergreen leaves and attractive white flowers in summer once established. Growing to be a leafy shrub in the short term, Eucryphia lucida 'Leatherwood Cream' will eventually make a small garden tree. Ideal for a warm, sheltered garden.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 50 cm tall)

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Eucryphia lucida  ‘Leatherwood Cream’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Sheltered in full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Eucryphia lucida 'Leatherwood Cream' requires a warm position and shelter from cold winter winds.
Flowering Period: July - August.
Flower Colour: White.
Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
Habit: Large shrub or eventually a very small tree.
Height: up to 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 4 m (13 ft)

Notes: Prune to shape after flowering if required.

Plant Finder: about Eucryphia lucida ‘Leatherwood Cream’

Common names



Eucryphia lucida ‘Leatherwood Cream’ (Leatherwood). 'Leatherwood Cream' has cream-white margined grey-green leaves and showy, honey-scented white flowers on mature plants, in summer. The young leaves are pinkish in colour.


This selection needs a warm and sheltered position.

Interest and use

Year-round foliage interest, scented, ornamental flowers. Attracts bees.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Eucryphia lucida  ‘Leatherwood Cream’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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