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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Keteleeria davidiana.

Material uses

Wood - soft, light, resinous, close grained, easily worked. It is esteemed for building purposes, furniture and wood fibre[1][2][3].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Keteleeria davidiana.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Canopy

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow in a sandy soil in a warm greenhouse in the spring[4]. 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[5].

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Cultivation

Requires a sheltered position in a moist but well-drained light loamy soil with added leafmold[4]. Plants require a hot dry site if they are to flourish[6], with at least 4 months of temperatures above 25°c[5]. They grow best in a Mediterranean climate[5]. A tree at Wakehurst Place, south of London, was 14 metres tall in 1980[7].

Trees are slow growing in Britain[8] and are rather tender when they are young[4]. The new growth can be damaged by late spring and early autumn frosts[6]. 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[5]. Trees can be coppiced[5].

Plants do not produce seed in Britain[8].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Keteleeria davidiana. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Keteleeria davidiana.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Keteleeria davidiana
Genus
Keteleeria
Family
Pinaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.2 Wilson. E. H. Plantae Wilsonae. ()
    3. ? 3.03.1 [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.14.2 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.25.35.45.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.1 Rushforth. K. Conifers. Christopher Helm ISBN 0-7470-2801-X (1987-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.1 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
    8. ? 8.08.1 Mitchell. A. F. Conifers in the British Isles. HMSO ISBN 0-11-710012-9 (1975-00-00)