Herb: Stinkwood

Latin name: Eucryphia moorei

Family: Eucryphiaceae

Description of the plant:


20 m
(66 feet)

August to

Habitat of Stinkwood:

Rich moist soils in forests at low altitudes.

Other uses of the herb:

The bark contains 7% tannin. Wood - close grained, rather tough. Used for cabinet work.

Propagation of Stinkwood:

Seed - sow February in a greenhouse. The seed should be stored cool and dry over the winter. Germination is usually good. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 6 - 8cm with a heel, June/July in individual pots in a frame. Roots in 5 - 6 weeks. A variable percentage succeed. Layering in late summer. Takes 16 months. High percentage.

Cultivation of the herb:

Rich moist soils in forests at low altitudes.

Medicinal use of Stinkwood:

None known

Known hazards of Eucryphia moorei:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.