Herb: Corkwood Tree

Latin name: Entelea arborescens

Family: Tiliaceae (Linden Family)

Description of the plant:


6 m
(20 feet)


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.