I like the articleGeneralities Eucryphia lucida
This plant in the summer assumes a white colouring; it is small in size and can reach 10 m high. It keeps its leaves in the winter. The development of these plants is columnar, they grow aiming high with a scarce lateral development. The Eucryphia lucida develops like a tree. Fertilization Eucryphia lucida
Trees tend to find a great part of nutrients in the soil, because their roots spread more than ten metres; in any case it is advisable to feed the soil with amendants, to guarantee a good quantity of mineral salts; every 2-3 years, in the spring or autumn, we suggest adding to the soil at the feet of the trunk, about a bucket of mature organic fertilizer. Exposure Eucryphia lucida
The Eucryphia lucida usually doesn't have temperature problems during this time of year, because it can bear freezings although not too intense ones. Locate this plant in a partially shady place, where it can receive the sunrays during the coolest hours of the day.During the winter young plants could need a light protection from the wind or cold; when putting the very young specimens, with a thin stem, in shelter, we should provide them with a high stake to keep them erect. Watering Eucryphia lucida
We suggest watering pretty often and regularly, with 2-3 buckets of water ; we should always wait for the soil to be clearly dry between one watering and the other. During this time of year usually it is necessary to irrigate every 2-3 weeks . The young specimens, recently sheltered, need more cures compared to the adult specimens: as the years go by the development of a good radical apparatus allows the plant to be satisfied with the rain, without needing other waterings. Treatments Eucryphia lucida
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden. Soil Eucryphia lucida
These trees prefer soils for acidophilic plants, which slightly withhold humidity.
Notes Eucryphia lucida
The Eucryphia lucida needs to be cultivated in an acid substratum, with a PH level lower than 5. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.