Herb: RoblÚ


Latin name: Nothofagus obliqua


Synonyms: Fagus obliqua


Family: Fagaceae (Beech Family)



Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Tree

Height:
20 m
(66 feet)

Habitat of RoblÚ:

Forests between latitudes 41┬░s and 38┬░s.

Other uses of the herb:

A fast growing tree, it can be used as a hedge or windbreak. Another report suggests that it is not a good wind resister. Wood - heavy, hard, durable, very good quality. Used for furniture, ship-building, interior joinery. A very good fuel.

Propagation of RoblÚ:

The seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cool greenhouse or cold frame. Spring-sown seed requires 2 - 3 months stratification at 1 - 5░C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in the cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. The seed must not be allowed to dry out according to one report whilst another says that the seed can be stored dry at 2░C for long periods. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 6 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Layering.

Cultivation of the herb:

Forests between latitudes 41┬░s and 38┬░s.

Medicinal use of RoblÚ:

None known

Known hazards of Nothofagus obliqua:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.