" To plant trees is to give body and life to one's dreams of a better world " Russell Page

Monday, December 19, 2011

On my Xmas list

Dear all,
The countdoun for Christmas has begun ans the wishlists get longer and longer...

 But I simply could not skip this little known beauty... It looks quite like a Philadelphus, but the blooms are much silkier, somehow more translucent. And it grows to a little and compact tree ( some 3 m)suitable even for small gardens , but does it quite slowly and in a poised manner. Its name is Eucryphia. A plant originary from Australia and Chile , the Chilean species beeing more hardy. It does not tolerate harsh colds, but still resists up to - 15º C in a sheltered spot and with fresh and acid soil, like the Camelias & Co. Cherry on the cake, the flowers are fragrant, and the leves are shiny and  small, quite lovely by themselves.  There are several species and some hybrids but if this gem has a default, it is not very easy to find at the nurseryes. As usual the only ones I could find , are in the UK, so whoever falls under its spell has to order it from abroad...


  1. Splendida - ce corola delicata si ce canaf de stamine !!! Deci ai comandat-o ?

  2. Buna Dani. Nuuu, nu inca! Sunt inca in faza de prospectare... am gasit o pepiniera in UK care nu expediaza in strainatate, dar care are preturi ok si una evident mult mai scumpa care ar trimite marfa... mai studiez. E o noutate pe piata, asa ca ar putea sa apara in curand si pe aici.