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Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’

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Originally selected from a wild population of Eucryphia lucida near Smithton in Tasmania, 1984, Eucryphia lucida 'Pink Cloud' has beautiful, fragrant white, flushed-pink, rose-like flowers with white stamens in summer.

These flowers stand out well against the dark green leaves and can be very eye-catching when large numbers appear on an established plant.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (60 - 80 cm tall)

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Eucryphia lucida  ‘Pink Cloud’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres
£22.50

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Grower Notes

Position: Sheltered in full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Eucryphia lucida 'Pink Cloud' requires a warm position and shelter from cold winter winds.
Flowering Period: July - August.
Flower Colour: White flushed with pink
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Eventually a small, densely branching tree.
Height: up to 8 m (26 ft)
Spread: 4 m (13 ft)

Notes: Prune to shape after flowering if required. This cultivar is similar in appearance to Eucryphia lucida 'Ballerina' and they differ in that the 'Pink Cloud' has white flower stamen and the 'Ballerina' has crimson flower stamen.

Plant Finder: about Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’

Common names

Leatherwood

Description

Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ (Leatherwood). 'Pink Cloud' has fragrant, pale pink flushed petals with dark pink bases and white stamens, which contrast with the dark glossy leaves.

Cultivation

Can be pruned as a shrub. This plant needs a sunny, sheltered position.

Interest and use

Grown for its fragrant and ornamental flowers, which are attractive to bees, and glossy evergreen foliage.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Eucryphia lucida  ‘Pink Cloud’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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