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Athrotaxis selaginoides - D.Don.
                 
Common Name King William Pine
Family Cupressaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Cool rainforests where snowfall is quite common in winter and rainfall is 1.5 - 2 metres per year[167].
Range Australia - S.W. Tasmania
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Athrotaxis selaginoides King William Pine


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Athrotaxis selaginoides King William Pine
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Physical Characteristics
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Athrotaxis selaginoides is an evergreen Tree growing to 30 m (98ft) by 6 m (19ft) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan, and the seeds ripen from Sep to October. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
A. gunneana. Cunninghamia selaginoides.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Canopy;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Wood.

Wood - very durable, easily worked. A softwood with a pleasant cedar scent, it is highly valued for many uses[167].
Cultivation details
Requires a sheltered position in a rich moist soil[1]. Plants are not very hardy in most areas of Britain, though they succeed outdoors in the south and west of the country, producing fertile seed in W. Britain[200]. A very slow growing species[167], trees can succeed in the southern part of Britain but the best growth is found in wetter areas such as Cornwall and Ireland[185].
Propagation
Seed - sow February/March in a cool greenhouse. 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[78]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 7 - 10cm long in early autumn (October), in sandy soil in a cold frame. Leave for 12 months[78].
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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Elizabeth H.
Tue Oct 14 2008
King Billy Pine, NOT King William Is a brilliant boat building timber - steams and bends well. Hold fastenings well.
Elizabeth H.
Tue Aug 18 2009
don't know what you mean about Athrotaxis selaginoides but you guys need some pics of King William Pine because i'm doing a project on it I need pics
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