Kauri Agathis australis

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Agathis australis

Family:

Araucariaceae

Genus:

Agathis

Species:

australis

Common Name:

Kauri

Seeds Per Pound:
2,522
Quantity:
0.37 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
12
Germination:
21%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
150-170 feet
Collection Locale:
India
Crop Year:
2016
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8
In Stock: 0.37 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
17.95
Growing Info:
Scarification: soak in warm water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Agathis australis, commonly known by its Māori name kauri, is a coniferous tree of Araucariaceae in the genus Agathis, found north of 38°S in the northern districts of New Zealand's North Island.
* It is the largest (by volume) but not tallest species of tree in New Zealand, standing up to 50 m tall in the emergent layer above the forest's main canopy.
* Kauri forests are among the most ancient in the world. The antecedents of the kauri appeared during the Jurassic period (between 190 and 135 million years ago).
* Agathis australis can attain heights of 40 to 50 metres and trunk diameters big enough to rival Californian sequoiasat over 5 metres.
* Kauri is considered a first rate timber. The whiter sapwood is generally slightly lighter in weight. Kauri is not highly resistant to rot and when used in boatbuilding must be protected from the elements with paint, varnish or epoxy to avoid rot. Its popularity with boatbuilders is due to its very long clear lengths, relative light weight and beautiful appearance when oiled or varnished. more...
Usda description:
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