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Lagarostrobus franklinii - (Hook.f.)Quinn.
                 
Common Name Huon Pine
Family Podocarpaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Banks of rivers and swampy flats to 750 metres[11, 167].
Range Australia - S. and W. Tasmania.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade

Summary

Lagarostrobus franklinii Huon Pine


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Lagarostrobus franklinii Huon Pine
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Physical Characteristics
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Lagarostrobus franklinii is an evergreen Tree growing to 15 m (49ft 3in) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required) and are pollinated by Wind.The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Dacrydium franklinii. Hook.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Secondary; Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Condiment.

The source of an essential oil, called Huon pinewood oil, that has been recommended for the production of vanillin[61, 183]. This can be used as a flavouring in ice creams, confectionery, beverages etc[183]. It is usually obtained by steam distillation of the wood[156].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Repellent;  Resin.

The essential oil (see above) is also used in medicinal soaps, toilet water, as a preservative in casein paints etc[46, 61, 156]. Wood - fairly hard, straight grained, light, soft, strong, aromatic. It is very durable, containing a strongly scented resin that repels insects. Used for construction, furniture etc[61, 156, 167].
Cultivation details
Requires a light, freely draining soil[164] in a sheltered position with protection from cold winds[166]. Requires high rainfall and humidity if it is to succeed[200]. This species tolerates shade and probably requires it in drier areas if the tree is to survive[82, 200]. It requires warm summers if it is to grow well in this country, and even then it is very slow growing[11, 200]. Plants are only hardy in the milder areas of the country[11, 82]. An 80 year old tree at Bodnant was 6 metres tall in 1970[185]. Plants are hardy to at least -7°c in Australian gardens[157] but this cannot be translated directly to British gardens because of our cooler summers and colder, wetter winters.
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a freely draining compost. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 20°c[164]. Another report says that the seed can be very slow to germinate and that it is best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe[200]. Sow stored seed as early in the year as possible.
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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Elizabeth H.
Peter Trenear Tue Nov 15 2005
I congratulate you on this site , wonderful ammount of information. I actually sell small plants of this tree and have a photo on my web site , which shows my stock plant and my babies raised from cuttings. I have just anwered an Email from a customer anxious to grow one on. Real coincidence.

BABY TREES

Elizabeth H.
thomas andersen Thu Jan 5 2006

thomas andersen hand crafted tasmanian amimals in houn pine

Elizabeth H.
ivy Sat Jun 16 2007
what is the origin of the huon pine??
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