Forest tree. Ornamental. Medicinal properties. FRM. Source identified.
Deciduous conifer reaching 35m in height with a conic bearing. Green and needle-shaped leaves turning gold in autumn. Little yellow flowers and red bigger flowers. Green reddish and small pine cones.
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|Average germination (%)||30|
|Hardiness||Hardy, No drought resistant|
|Plant use||Bonsai, Gardening, Medicinal, Reforestation, Specimen, Timber|
|Seeds per gram||200|
|Soil - Ph||No preference|
|Soil - Type||No preference|
|Sunlight - Exposure||Sun|
Direct sowing or to obtain a more regular and faster germination stratify in cold the seeds for 30-60 days before the sowing. It is possible to use a sowing substrate for potting or soil from the garden together with a sowing substrate if the sowing is made directly into the garden. The substrate must be wet but not soggy until the germination is completed.
Tolerates any soil.
It is widely used as an ornamental tree for its foliage. The wood is of a great value as it is hard and for its longevity. The resin is interesting to make varnishes. It has also been used for its medicinal properties as plasters and ointments being stimulating and purgative.
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