A picture of a Ehretia

Ehretia

Ehretia spp.

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

Full Sun
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

More images of Ehretia

Ehretia dicksonii fleurs
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Ehretia membranifolia leaves

Ehretia 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 Ehretia

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Ehretia

Grown for their foliage and star-shaped flowers.