Red Cypress-Pine (Callitris endlicheri)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Red Cypress-Pine
Callitris endlicheri
Cupressaceae

A resin obtained from the stumps of felled trees or the cut logs is used as a coating for pills[1, 152].

An essential oil is obtained by distillation of the fruit and twigs. It contains acetic acid, limonene, borneol and geranol[154].

The bark contains 10 – 36% dry weight of tannin[1, 156].

Wood – resinous, very aromatic, very durable, brittle, very flammable, hard, close grained. Used for construction. furniture making, cabinet making, fencing, ship building etc[1, 154].

  • Medicinal Use

    Anthelmintic[152].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – does not require stratification, germinating at any time of the year if it becomes moist[200]. Sow in early spring in a greenhouse. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Prefers a dry sandy coastal soil in full sun, succeeding in poor or saline soils[200]. A very drought tolerant plant once established[81, 200]. Tolerates temperatures down to -7¡c in Australian gardens[157] but this cannot be translated directly to British gardens due to our cooler summers and longer colder and wetter winters. Plants can succeed outdoors in the very mildest areas of this country[81]. The plants are highly inflammable and are usually killed by forest fires. However, they store their seeds in unopened cones on the tree for many years, these seeds are released after a fire and then germinate freely[200].
Australia – New South Wales, Queensland.

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