A tall evergreen shrub or tree that can grow to 30 m tall in nature but is much smaller in cultivation. Young growth sticky. Leaves opposite, lanceolate-elliptic with a blunt, rounded tip, to nearly 5 cm long, the lower surface white or waxy-blue; stipules fused across the stem at the base of the petioles. Flowers solitary on stalks to about 1 cm long, in the axils towards the tips of the branchlets; late spring to early summer. Petals 4, orbicular, white.
E. ×intermedia Bausch is the hybrid E. glutinosa × E. lucida. Intermediate in characters between its parents, this is a shrub or small tree with variable leaves, and flowers that appear in late summer and autumn.The original clone arose as a chance seedling at the Rostrevor Garden, Co. Down, Ireland, and 'Rostrevor' is the name for clones of the original cross.
Source: (2002). Eucryphiaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.
Flowers large, pink, shading darker towards the tips; stamens red. Int. c. 1990.
Leaves edged with gold. Int. c. 1990.
Leaves with edges variegated green and cream. Int. c. 1974.
This was originally described as a selection of the hybrid e. cordifolia _ e. lucida but with larger flowers than e. lucida and with purple-tipped stamens. The name has since been associated with e. _hillieri, a hybrid e. lucida _ e. moorei with compound leaves and entire leaflets that is not currently cultivated in Australia.
Flowers pale pink. Int. 1985. Selected from a wild population near Smithton in NWTas in 1984. E. milliganii Hook. f., also from Tas, is a tougher species than e. lucida but with smaller habit, being generally less than 3 m tall, and also with smaller leaves and flowers. Natural hybrids occur between these 2 species and are intermediate in habit and structure.