Common name: Peumo, Cryptocarya peumus Height: 6-8m Growing: medium Foliage: evergreen. Aromatic. Flowers / Fruits: red berries and and greenish-yellow flowers. Site: sun to light shade. Soil: acidic to alkaline. Irrigation: regular Hardiness: semi-hardy -5ºC
Long description: Cryptocarya alba is an evergreen tree with yellow-greenish flowers followed by striking red berries. The remarkable oval to elliptic wavy leaves of this evergreen tree are known to be very aromatic. Cryptocarya alba is a commonly used plant within the pharmaceutical industry.