Herb: Red Cypress-Pine

Latin name: Callitris endlicheri

Family: Cupressaceae (Cypress Family)

Medicinal use of Red Cypress-Pine:


Description of the plant:


20 m
(66 feet)


Habitat of the herb:

Poor sandy soils.

Other uses of Red Cypress-Pine:

A resin obtained from the stumps of felled trees or the cut logs is used as a coating for pills. An essential oil is obtained by distillation of the fruit and twigs. It contains acetic acid, limonene, borneol and geranol. The bark contains 10 - 36% 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 the herb:

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 Red Cypress-Pine:

Poor sandy soils.

Known hazards of Callitris endlicheri:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.