A hidden gem in the High Weald of Sussex, sensitively planted to enhance the natural landscape. A botanical treasure trove and classic English idyll make High Beeches one of the finest gardens in the South East


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Beautiful Eucryphias

There are two species of Eucryphia in the garden,  E. cordifolia and E glutinosa, and
three hybrids E. cv Grayswood, E. cv Nymansay and E cv Rostrevor.

Eucryphia glutinosa is a native of Chile and was introduced by R Pearce whilst collecting for
Veitch's Nursery in 1859.  It is hardy and flowers freely in July and August .Evergreen in the wild it  is not very common as it is difficult to propagate successfully and is becoming rare in Chile.

Eucryphia glutinosa
Eucryphia cordifolia was introduced in 1851 and is a native of the rain forests of Chile.  It is only hardy in the southern counties and is grown most successfully in the west country.

Eucryphia x nymansensis 'Nymansay'
Eucryphia x nymansensis 'Nymansay' is a beautiful tree of rapid growth which flowers in August/ September.  It is a hybrid between
(E. cordifolia and E. glutinosa) and was raised  by James Comber, Head Gardener at Nymans.

Eucryphia x intermedia 'Rostrevor' a hybrid between (E.glutinosa and E. lucida) a free flowering small tree raised at Rostrevor in Northern Ireland.  'Grayswood'  is similar.

Eucryphia x intermedia 'Rostrevor'