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Entelea arborescens - R.Br.
                 
Common Name Corkwood Tree
Family Tiliaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Coastal to lowland forest, south to latitude 41°south[44].
Range New Zealand.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Half Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Entelea arborescens Corkwood Tree


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Entelea arborescens Corkwood Tree
   
Physical Characteristics
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Entelea arborescens is an evergreen Shrub growing to 6 m (19ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9 and is frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower in May. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; South Wall. By. West Wall. By.
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Wood.

Wood - one of the lightest known, it is half the weight of cork. Used for floats, rafts etc[1, 46, 61].
Cultivation details
Succeeds in any moderately fertile loamy soil in a sunny position[200]. This species is not very cold-hardy, tolerating temperatures down to about -3°c[260]. It usually requires cool greenhouse treatment in Britain[1]. Plants can succeed outdoors in the mildest areas of the country[166, 200]. They get frosted back to the ground most years when growing in pots in a polytunnel on our Cornish trial grounds, though they resprout freely from the base[K].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a warm greenhouse at 20°c. Quick and easy germination[K]. 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[K]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. The cuttings root quickly and easily[K].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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