HOW TO GROW EUCRYPHIA X NYMANSENSIS 'Nymansay'

How to grow Eucryphia x Nymansensis 'Nymansay'



Eucryphia x Nymansensis 'Nymansay' is a spectacular small to medium sized evergreen tree noted for its abundance of fragrant blooms. The original hybrid is a cross between Eucryphia cordifolia and Eucryphia glutinosa. The selected cultivar 'Nymansay' was raised in 1914 at the Nymans estate, Sussex, England by James Comber, Head Gardener to Colonel L.C.R Messel (best known in horticultural circles for the Magnolia × loebneri 'Leonard Messel' - also developed at Nymans).

How to grow Eucryphia x Nymansensis 'Nymansay'
It is a vigorous, broadly columnar evergreen tree which under favourable conditions can reach an expected height of at least 12 metres and spread of between 2.5-4 metres. The glossy, dark green, leathery leaves are both simple and trifoliate.

The white four-petaled cup-shaped blooms are approximately 6 cm across and appear wreathing the branches from August to September. The stamens are both pronounced and numerous with yellow anthers

To achieve the best flowering, plant Eucryphia x Nymansensis 'Nymansay' in a sheltered position in full sun, although it will tolerate semi-shade.

Grow in a moist but well-drained acidic-to-neutral soil with the roots well shaded from direct sun. That being said it has proven to be tolerant of alkaline soils.

Eucryphia x Nymansensis 'Nymansay' is cold hardy throughout most of England. While it can withstand temperatures down to -10°C it may suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters

Eucryphia x Nymansensis 'Nymansay' has received the following awards from the Royal Horticultural Society:

Award of Merit - 1924
First Class certificate - 1926
Award of Garden Merit - 1984

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Eucryphia cordifolia illustration - Matilda Smith public domain

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