Herb: Corkwood Tree
Latin name: Entelea arborescens
Family: Tiliaceae (Linden Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Corkwood Tree:Coastal to lowland forest, south to latitude 41┬░south.
Other uses of the herb:Wood - one of the lightest known, it is half the weight of cork. Used for floats, rafts etc.
Propagation of Corkwood Tree:Seed - sow spring in a warm greenhouse at 20░C. Quick and easy germination. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on for at least their first two winters in a greenhouse. Plant out in early summer after the last expected frosts and give the plants some winter protection for their first couple of years. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. The cuttings root quickly and easily.
Cultivation of the herb:Coastal to lowland forest, south to latitude 41┬░south.
Medicinal use of Corkwood Tree:None known
Known hazards of Entelea arborescens:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.