|Collection Number: 409|
Entry Author: K. Rice
Description: An evergreen tree up to 100 feet high with greyish brown bark deeply fissured.
Needles: Stiff lustrous green leaves bear a sharp point at their tips.
Cones: Cylindrical, red-purple
Bark: Grey-brown, deeply fissured and peeling off in scales
Branching Pattern: Branchlets stout, brown, glabrous, deeply grooved.
Height: 100 feet
Conditions/Habitat/Kind of Forest: This species is found scattered in the cool temperate forests.
Range: Japan: Pacific Ocean side of C Honshu (westward from Fukushima Prefecture), Shikoku and Kyushu.
Hardiness Zone: 5
Ecological Interactions: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Conservation Status-US/ World Wide: Low risk of becoming endangered.
Uses (Human): The wood is used for buildings, paper pulp as well as an ornamental tree.
The American Confer Society
Canadian Food and Inspection Agency
The Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)
Gymnosperm Database, University of Bonn
This page was created by: K. Rice,
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Last updated 01/19/05