• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Eucryphia milliganii

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  • Synonyms Eucryphia lucida var. milliganii

  • Family Cunoniaceae

  • Genus Eucryphia can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs or trees, with simple or pinnate leaves and solitary bowl-shaped white flowers in the leaf axils in summer or autumn

  • Details E. milliganii is a slender, narrowly-columnar evergreen shrub or small tree, up to 6m high, with sticky buds and simple, oblong, glossy dark green leaves, up to 1.5-2cm long, and glaucous below. Scented white flowers, 2-2.5cm across, appear in midsummer; it flowers from an early age

  • Plant range Australia (Tasmania)

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Columnar/Upright

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H4

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Clay, Sand

  • pHAcid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 4-8 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a position sheltered from cold, drying winds and in full sun, but with the roots in shade in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil which is neutral or acidic

Propagation Propagate by seed, sown as soon as ripe in late winter in containers in a cold frame, or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer, and overwinter young plants in a cool greenhouse

Suggested planting locations and garden types Hedging & Screens Wall-side Borders Low Maintenance City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1 or pruning group 8

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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