Gutta Percha tree
- I came across a reference on the pfaf database under 'Eucommia
ulmoides - Oliv.'
This species is identified here as being a source of gutta percha resin.
I had thought that the Malayan 'Isonandra Gutta tree' is the main
source of gutta percha, but it appears there may be a number of species
which yield this substance.
I'm looking into this at the moment as I'm keen to establish whether
it's possible to grow a gutta percha plant outdoors in the UK
The pfaf reference states the Eucommia ulmoides 'is the only hardy
rubber tree that can be grown outdoors in Britain'.
I'd be very grateful if anyone can offer any further help or advice on
the possiblities and possible sources.