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Libocedrus plumosa - (D.Don.)Sarg.

Common Name Kawaka
Family Cupressaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Lowland forests between latitudes 35 and 38°south[44].
Range New Zealand.
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Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Libocedrus plumosa Kawaka


Libocedrus plumosa Kawaka

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Libocedrus plumosa is an evergreen Tree growing to 9 m (29ft 6in) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf all year, and the seeds ripen from September to October. The species is monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and is pollinated by Wind.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

L. doniana.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Secondary; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Repellent  Wood

The wood is said to act as a deterrent to insects[1]. Wood - easily worked and often very beautiful. Used for construction, shingles etc[46, 61].

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Cultivation details

Requires a sheltered position in a good deep soil that is rich in humus[1]. This species is not very hardy in Britain, though it succeeds outdoors in Cornwall and S. Ireland[1]. A tree at Wakehurst Place was 5 metres tall in 1971[185]. A slow-growing tree, it requires high humidity and protection from cold drying easterly winds[200].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold greenhouse in late winter. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Libocedrus bidwillii Tree20.0 7-10 SLMHSNM00 
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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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