A picture of a Cryptocarya

Cryptocarya

Cryptocarya spp.

Cryptocarya triplinervis Blackbutt Lagoon Road Lord Howe Island 11June2011 by Granitethighs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

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Cryptocarya Overview

Genus containing around 368 species of evergreen tree from the laurel family, Lauraceae. They can grow to over 60m, producing grey-brown bark with a red-brown colouration when cut. Foliage is oblong to oval-shaped and coloured glossy green on the upper surface and pale blue-green on the lower surface. Green to cream flowers are inconspicuous and non-showy, leading onto red-purple fruits.