Cryptocarya, Plant Profile and Landscaping Uses
Cryptocarya are ‘Evergreen Laurels’, a group of rainforest trees with many from the coastal ranges of eastern Australia. All species have flowers followed by small black fruit or berries that attract birds to the garden.
Glossy foliage and a fast growing nature make these a useful tree both for landscaping and revegetation projects. Most grow well in warmer climates, sub tropical and further south, however not into the cooler zones.
- Cryptocarya laevigata – Small understory tree commonly called the Red Laurel or Glossy Laurel an attractive shrub growing to 3 – 5 m depending on conditions.
- Cryptocarya triplinervis is the three veined laurel.
- Crypotocarya foetida – The Stinking Crypotocarya
- Crypotocarya microneura – Murrogun
- Crypotocarya sclerophylla – Known as the hard Crypotocarya, fast growing tree to 10m, excellent for attracting birds to the garden/
- Crypotocarya erythoxylon – Large fast growing tree also known as the Pidgeon berry ash.
- Crypotocarya glaucenscens – Medium sized fast growing tree for full sun or part shade also known as Jackwood.
- Crypotocarya rigida- Also known as the Forest Maple or Rose Maple.