Eucryphia lucida 'Ballerina'
(Leatherwood ) Lovely cultivar first discovered growing in Western Tasmania in 1986, Eucryphia lucida 'Ballerina' has large (up to 3 cm across), pale pink flowers with eye-catching crimson stamen in late summer.
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Lovely cultivar first discovered growing in Western Tasmania in 1986, Eucryphia lucida 'Ballerina' has large (up to 3 cm across), pale pink flowers with eye-catching crimson stamen in late summer. These colourful flowers stand out well against the dark green, glossy leaves. An unusual and handsome, evergreen flowering tree!
- Position: Sheltered in full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Eucryphia lucida 'Ballerina' requires a warm position and shelter from cold winter winds.
- Flowering Period: July - August.
- Flower Colour: Pale pink
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Eucryphia lucida 'Ballerina' eventually a small, densely branching tree although it can be pruned to grow with a more shrub-like habit if preferred.
- Height: up to 8 m (26 ft).
- Spread: 4 m (13 ft).
- Notes: Prune to shape after flowering if required.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Flowering Season - Summer (June - August)
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