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Eurya japonica 'Moutiers'
Eurya japonica 'Moutiers'

Eurya japonica 'Moutiers'

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Moutiers Eurya. For years we referred to this cultivar with the Japanese descriptive name of ‘Green Thinly Margined’ but recently a friend and great plantsman Dr. Todd Lasseigne found this correct cultivar name on the internet, even though the name is French in origin. This intriguing cultivar of this genus which used to be in the Camellia family Theaceae but has been reclassified into the family Pentaphylacaceae, along with Cleyera and Ternstroemia. It has pewter-green leaves with a narrow dark green margin. Initially it looks like it wants to remain low and spreading, but at about the 3rd year it will send up ascending branches to eventually form an upright conical shape, but it can be easily kept low with one or two prunings a year. It will grow in full sun to part shade. I have seen this species in Japan growing well up in the mountains which is at least zone 6 or colder. So it will tolerate well below zero F quite well. It forms a plethora of small cream-white flowers under its branches which are displayed in such numbers that they attract some attention, but they are not fragrant. Some even consider them malodorous. Everyone who sees this plant is totally taken by it. We have a number of other cultivars of this species of which we are building up numbers, with many types of variegation, which I have found in Japan. Most of them haven't even been given cultivar names.

Zones 6-10