There are no edible uses listed for Lagarostrobus colensoi.
Wood - firm, compact, even grained. Used for cabinet work, construction, making agricultural implements etc
There are no medicinal uses listed for Lagarostrobus colensoi.
Seed - sow spring in a freely draining compost. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 20°c
. 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
. Sow stored seed as early in the year as possible. 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.
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Requires a light, freely draining soil
in a sheltered position with protection from cold winds
. Requires high rainfall and humidity if it is to succeed
. This species tolerates shade and probably requires it in drier areas if the tree is to survive. It requires warm summers if it is to grow well in this country, and even then it is very slow growing
Plants are only hardy in the milder areas of the country. A tree at Borde Hill in Sussex was 2 metres tall in 1970.
Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Lagarostrobus colensoi.
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