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Kodo wood

Ehretia spp.

Also known as

Puzzle bush

Ehretia dicksonii floraison by Denis.prévôt (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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Kodo wood Overview

Ehretia is a genus containing around 64 shrub or tree species in the borage family, Boraginaceae. They produce foliage in alternate or clustered arrangements. The leaves are egg or oval-shaped and in some species covered in hairs. Often these hairs are densely produced along the leaf edges. Flowers are star-shaped, scented, white or purple in colour and these are arranged on branched inflorescences. Leading on to yellow, orange or red drupe fruits.

How to propagate Kodo wood


Softwood cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Kodo wood

Grown for their foliage and star-shaped flowers.


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