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Ehretia Genus

Kodo wood

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile

Description

Ehretia genus (Kodo wood). These are spreading deciduous, summer-flowering trees, which are grown for their foliage and star-shaped flowers. They are frost hardy but are susceptible to frost damage when young, they will require sun or semi-shade with fertile, well drained soil. You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrants

Other common names

Puzzle bush

Origin

Africa, Asia, N & S America

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and star-shaped flowers.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings in summer.

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