Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Glyptostrobus pensilis.
Tannins extracted from the bark and the cone scales are used in tanning, dyeing, and fishing nets. Having an extensive root system, it is often planted in wet places for erosion control, to stabilize river banks and paddy field walls. It is also used as a windbreak.Wind-felled trees are used in constructing buildings, bridges and furniture.
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This species is rarely hardy in Britain, plants do not succeed outdoors at Kew. Although said to succeed in zone 8, this species is barely hardy in colder zones without hot humid summers (to ripen the wood) and even then only attains 3 - 4 metres in height. The southern distribution of this species is quite hardy but is sometimes thought to be tender due to its being planted in the wrong site. It must be given a wet soil, preferably standing water. This species is considered to be a symbol of good luck in its native regions and consequently it is not normally deliberately felled by villagers. Slower growing than the vegetatively similar swamp cypress, Taxodium distichum, it is late coming into leaf in the spring and also to lose its leaves in the autumn.Trees occasionally reach 25 metres tall in the wild.
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