This spectacular shrub hails from Chile. E. glutinosa is the hardiest of the available species and is evergreen, or partly so. The large flowers are abundant in August and September with masses of stamens. Shrubs from this species are great value for honey bees providing both pollen and nectar late in our season.
Eucryphia lucida is a small earlier- flowering tree, and is common in Tasmania where leatherwood honey is an important export commodity.