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Dacrycarpus dacrydioides - Kahika Seed - Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.

Dacrycarpus dacrydioides

Kahika, Kahikatea

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In Stock: 0.032 lb (Total:0.032lb)
  • Dacrycarpus dacrydioides

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Dacrycarpus dacrydioides

Details

Germination:
77%
Germination test:
cut
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
12,222
Quantity:
0.03 lb
Collected in:
New Zealand
Crop year:
2020
Min. hardiness zone:
9
Item ID:
1828395

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: none required
Stratification
Stratification: none required
Germination
Germination: No pre-germination treatment required. Sow immediately., surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Looking for a beautiful and unique tree to add to your garden? Look no further than Dacrycarpus dacrydioides, also known as kahikatea in the Māori language. This coniferous tree is endemic to New Zealand and can grow up to 55 meters in height with a trunk exceeding 1 meter in diameter. It dominates lowland forests and wetlands throughout the North and South Islands and is often dispersed by birds who eat its fleshy scales.
Kahikatea has a long history of use in Māori culture, with the fleshy aril or koroi being an important food resource served at feasts and the wood favored for making bird spears. The soot obtained from burning the heartwood also supplied a pigment for traditional tattooing.
Interestingly, kahikatea was also used for boat building up until the 1970s because of its long straight lengths. When 12% dry it is slightly lighter in weight than Kauri and white in color.
While much of the kahikatea forests have been lost due to logging, there are still small stands of natural kahikatea in the Waikato region, such as Claudelands Bush.
Add a touch of New Zealand to your garden with Dacrycarpus dacrydioides.

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