Herb: White Cypress-Pine
Latin name: Callitris columellaris
Synonyms: Callitris arenosa, Callitris glauca
Family: Cupressaceae (Cypress Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of White Cypress-Pine:Light soils, occasionally near the coast, but usually in dry inland areas up to the montane zone.
Other uses of the herb:A resin obtained from the stumps of felled trees or the cut logs is used as a coating for pills. The bark contains 11 - 23% dry weight of tannin. Wood - resinous, very aromatic, very durable, brittle, very flammable, hard, close grained. Used for construction. furniture making, cabinet making, fencing, ship building etc.
Propagation of White Cypress-Pine:Seed - does not require stratification, germinating at any time of the year if it becomes moist. Sow in early spring in a greenhouse. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cultivation of the herb:Light soils, occasionally near the coast, but usually in dry inland areas up to the montane zone.
Medicinal use of White Cypress-Pine:None known
Known hazards of Callitris columellaris:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.