Bischofia Javanica, Bishop wood - 0.5 Kg Seeds
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Known by its scientific name, Bishofia, this plant invades cypress domes and other tropical hardwood hammocks and is often seen growing along the sides of the road. This tree creates a very dense shade which reduces the viable growing space for native plants.
Common name: Toog Tree, Bischofia
Height: 12 - 50 metres tall.
Difficulty level: Easy
Planting & Care
Java cedar grows mainly in areas of the tropics and subtropics with a distinct dry season, being found at elevations from sea level to 1,800 metres.
Established plants are moderately drought tolerant. Plants are moderately tolerant of salt-laden winds.
The plant has escaped from cultivation in southern USA, where it has become a weed. Plants commence flowering annually from around the age of 8 years.
Although generally only flowering once a year, the fruits can hang well and, in some areas, can be available all year round. Trees respond well to coppicing and pollarding.
The tree generally survives forest fires. The plant does have rather brittle wood, which can break off in windy conditions.
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if seed is required.
Sunlight: Prefers a position in full sun, though seedlings and young trees are more shade tolerant.
Soil: Prefers deep loose soils, such as sandy, rocky or loamy soils, with sufficient water content.
Water: Established plants are moderately drought tolerant.
- The plant has been shown has been shown to have anti-ulcer, anthelmintic and anti-dysenteric activities.
The fresh bark is used to treat aching stomachs.
The sap of the bark, mixed with lime, is used to treat sore feet.
The crushed leaves are rubbed onto an aching stomach.
- Young soft leaves - raw or cooked.
- Eaten as a vegetable.
- Eaten in salads or used as a condiment.
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