Ehretia acuminata

Koda Tree

Common name(s): Koda Tree

Scientific name: Ehretia acuminata

Plant family: BORAGINECEAE

Origin: native to various regions of Asia, including parts of China, Southeast Asia and Australia.

Description: is a small to medium-sized evergreen shrub or tree. It typically has glossy, dark green leaves that are lance-shaped and acuminate (tapering to a point). The plant produces clusters of small, tubular white flowers that are often fragrant. The bark is grayish-brown and becomes fissured with age.

Growing Conditions: thrives in well-drained soils and prefers full to partial sunlight. It is relatively adaptable to different soil types but does best in soils with good drainage. Regular watering is beneficial, especially during dry periods. This plant is suitable for tropical and subtropical climates.

Wildlife: can attract pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, with its fragrant flowers. 

Relation to Nehrling Gardens:

Location in Gardens: F11

Additional Information: In some traditional medicine practices, various parts of Tree, are used for their potential medicinal properties. For example, the leaves are brewed to make a tea believed to have health benefits.