Cunoniaceae (butterspoon family) Eucryphia

Eucryphia × nymansensis eucryphia tree


An evergreen shrub with white flowers in late summer, a garden hybrid produced in Sussex from Chilean parents E. cordifolia and E glutinosa. Toothed leaves are sometimes simple and sometimes divided into three to five leaflets.

Eight ‘Mount Usher’ eucryphias were planted at Frost Amphitheater in February 2003: three on the north side, just west of the east restroom, and four halfway down the west border, and one at the corner of the west access road and the top of the amphitheater road. The trees were spindly; all had squirrel damage and had been caged for protection. All were removed as of February 2003 due to lack of irrigation.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. John Rawlings noted Frost removals and fleshed out the description a bit ca. 2006. Family name updated to Cunoniaceae (Feb 2024, SP).