Herb latin name: Persea villosa

Synonyms: Laurus villosa

Family: Lauraceae (Laurel Family)

Description of the plant:


Habitat of Persea villosa:

To 2100 metres

Other uses of the herb:

Wood - moderately hard, not liable to warp. It is not unlike teak.

Propagation of Persea villosa:

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in early spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first 2 winters. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer and give some protection from winter cold for their first winter or two outdoors.

Cultivation of the herb:

To 2100 metres

Medicinal use of Persea villosa:

None known

Known hazards of Persea villosa:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.