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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Lepidothamnus intermedius.

Material uses

Wood - straight grained, firm, yellowish, resinous, very durable. Used for boat building, telegraph poles etc[1][2][3].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Lepidothamnus intermedius.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Secondary canopy

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a freely draining compost in a cold frame. It usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 20°c[4]. 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[5]. 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. Cuttings in early autumn.

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Cultivation

Requires a light, freely draining soil[4] in a sheltered position with protection from cold winds[3]. Requires high rainfall and humidity if it is to succeed[5]. It tolerates shade and probably requires it in drier areas if the tree is to survive[2][3]. Requires warm summers if it is to grow well, and even then it is very slow growing. Plants grow much taller in their native habitat than they do in Britain.

This species is only hardy in the milder areas of the country[2], tolerating temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[5].

Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Lepidothamnus intermedius. 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 Lepidothamnus intermedius.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Lepidothamnus intermedius
Genus
Lepidothamnus
Family
Podocarpaceae
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
8
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
Shade
partial 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. ? 2.02.12.22.3 Sargent. C. S. Manual of the Trees of N. America. Dover Publications Inc. New York. ISBN 0-486-20278-X (1965-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.3 Taylor. J. The Milder Garden. Dent (1990-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Bird. R. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 4. Thompson and Morgan. (1990-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.25.3 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    6. ? Allan. H. H. Flora of New Zealand. Government Printer, Wellington. (1961-00-00)