Alpine Celery Pine
Herb: Alpine Celery Pine
Latin name: Phyllocladus alpinus
Family: Podocarpaceae (Podocarpus Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Alpine Celery Pine:Sub-alpine forest and scrub, 500 - 1500 metres, on North and South islands southwards from latitude 36° 50's.
Other uses of the herb:Yields a red dye. (from the bark?)
Propagation of Alpine Celery Pine:Seed - sow late winter in a cold frame. 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. Cuttings in a sandy soil in a cool or slightly warm frame in spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Sub-alpine forest and scrub, 500 - 1500 metres, on North and South islands southwards from latitude 36° 50's.
Medicinal use of Alpine Celery Pine:None known
Known hazards of Phyllocladus alpinus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.