Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Ehretia tinifolia L.

Frost hardy tree with elliptic leaves, to 17cm, and terminal panicles, to 15cm across, of fragrant, tubular white flowers, followed by orange-yellow fruits.  To 25m.  [RHSD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Cultivated in Europe since 1734.  The fruits were fed to poultry and sometimes eaten by the populace in their native lands.  [Don].

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.410/1857].


Ehretia tinifolia M.Martens & Galeotti (1844) = Ehretia longifolia Miers, from Mexico.

Published Mar 10, 2009 - 05:30 PM | Last updated Jul 15, 2010 - 04:33 PM

Family Boraginaceae
Region of origin

Caribbean, Mexico

Common Name

Bastard cherry

Name in the Camden Park Record

Ehretia Tinifolia

Confidence level high