Herb latin name: Libocedrus bidwillii
Family: Cupressaceae (Cypress Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Libocedrus bidwillii:Montane to sub-alpine forests in North and South Islands.
Other uses of the herb:The wood is said to act as a deterrent to insects. Wood - very durable, soft, easily worked. Used for constructing bridges, shingles etc.
Propagation of Libocedrus bidwillii:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold greenhouse in late winter. 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.
Cultivation of the herb:Montane to sub-alpine forests in North and South Islands.
Medicinal use of Libocedrus bidwillii:None known
Known hazards of Libocedrus bidwillii:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.