Eucryphia × hybrida Bausch

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Tom Christian (2020)

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Christian, T. (2020), 'Eucryphia × hybrida' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/eucryphia/eucryphia-x-hybrida/). Accessed 2020-08-04.

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hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).

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Credits

Tom Christian (2020)

Recommended citation
Christian, T. (2020), 'Eucryphia × hybrida' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/eucryphia/eucryphia-x-hybrida/). Accessed 2020-08-04.

A hybrid between Eucryphia lucida and E. milliganii, occuring in the wild where the two species meet. Intermediate between its parents in most characters, but most generally resmbling E. milliganii. Leaves 1.5-2 × 0.8-1.2 cm, flowers 2-2.5 cm across (Cullen et al.  2011). 

USDA Hardiness Zone 7-8

RHS Hardiness Rating H4

As a hybrid of wild populations it seems highly likely that various intermediate forms will occur in the wild, with some closer to one parent or the other. In cultivation it is less variable, usually occupying the ‘middle groud’ in terms of characters between Eucryphia lucida and E. milliganii. E. × hybrida was introduced to British cultivation from the wild by Harold Comber in the early 20th century, but it may also have arisen in cultivation, too (Edwards & Marshall 2019).

The cultivar ‘Leatherwood Cream’, invariably attributed to E. lucida, may belong here.

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