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Keteleeria davidiana - (Bertrand.)Beissner.

Common Name
Family Pinaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Usually found in areas with hot dry climates, growing in woodlands and on mountain slopes, often solitary or in small clumps, occasionally forming pure stands, 300 - 1500 metres[109].
Range E. Asia - S.W. China.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Keteleeria davidiana


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Keteleeria davidiana is an evergreen Tree growing to 30 m (98ft 5in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower in March, and the seeds ripen from Oct to November. The species is 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) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Canopy;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Wood.

Wood - soft, light, resinous, close grained, easily worked. It is esteemed for building purposes, furniture and wood fibre[61, 109, 266].

Cultivation details

Requires a sheltered position in a moist but well-drained light loamy soil with added leafmold[1]. Plants require a hot dry site if they are to flourish[81], with at least 4 months of temperatures above 25°c[200]. They grow best in a Mediterranean climate[200]. A tree at Wakehurst Place, south of London, was 14 metres tall in 1980[11]. Trees are slow growing in Britain[185] and are rather tender when they are young[1]. The new growth can be damaged by late spring and early autumn frosts[81]. Trees should be planted into their permanent positions when they are quite small, between 30 and 90cm in height. Larger trees will check badly and hardly put on any growth for several years. Planting out larger trees also badly affects root development and wind resistance[200]. Trees can be coppiced[200]. Plants do not produce seed in Britain[185].

Propagation

Seed - sow in a sandy soil in a warm greenhouse in the spring[1]. 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. Consider giving the plants some protection from winter cold for their first two winters outdoors. Cuttings of leading shoots from coppiced plants, summer in a frame[200].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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