Herb latin name: Keteleeria davidiana
Synonyms: Keteleria davidiana
Family: Pinaceae (Pine Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Keteleeria davidiana:Usually found in areas with hot dry climates, growing in woodlands and on mountain slopes, often solitary or in small clumps, occasionally forming pure stands, 300 - 1500 metres.
Other uses of the herb:Wood - soft, light, resinous, close grained, easily worked. It is esteemed for building purposes, furniture and wood fibre.
Propagation of Keteleeria davidiana:Seed - sow in a sandy soil in a warm greenhouse in the spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Consider giving the plants some protection from winter cold for their first two winters outdoors. Cuttings of leading shoots from coppiced plants, summer in a frame.
Cultivation of the herb:Usually found in areas with hot dry climates, growing in woodlands and on mountain slopes, often solitary or in small clumps, occasionally forming pure stands, 300 - 1500 metres.
Medicinal use of Keteleeria davidiana:None known
Known hazards of Keteleeria davidiana:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.