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Red Cedar at Brindle Creek in Border Ranges National ParkBotanical Name: Toona ciliata

Fast growing deciduous rainforest tree highly valued for its timber in earlier days. Has now become rare. Easily grown on moist soils of eastern Australia.

Other Names: #CV
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Height: 10-20cm
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Plant Information or Specifications

Sub Categories (HashTags)

Cabinet Timber Tree (#CabinetTimberTree)

Preferred Climate

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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?


Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

5+ Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April



Customer Comments on Red Cedar

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Red Cedar Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Toona ciliata - Red Cedar

There is a moth that attcks the Red Cedar's new growth- which forses the tree to fork. This makes them unsuitable to try and grow as a forestry tree for the purpose of harvesting the timber. They need to be grown under the canopy of larger tree's. | Paul Muller - Finch Hatton, QLD 26-Dec-2009

Toona ciliata - Red Cedar

Try enclosing the tip in stocking mesh (panty hose) until the top gets too high to reach by ladder. After that, when the mesh finally perishes, the tree may be vulnerable. But at least it won't fork close to the ground. | Mark O'connor - O'connor , ACT 21-Dec-2013

Red Cedar

Plant seedling in a 6m high thicket, give special care. Mine grew 6 m (& still only 70mm diameter.) Gradually remove competition. I now have them 10m high, 400mm dia. beautiful trees, no tipmoth. | Russell Butler - Black Mountain, QLD 05-Feb-2017
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Red Cedar

Fred1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3747 days 3hrs

Comments: -

This is our second lot  - 23 trees

Pruning side branches  to promote growth 

Height 3 metres

Qty: 23

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control: Bugmaster for Tip Moth - weekly - top 60 cm of tree

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Fred1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3747 days 3hrs

Comments: - Pruning of side branches to promote growth until about 4 or 5 metres high - of the first 40  planted we have only approm 30 left.  The others 'drowned' in tropical flooding. 

Planted: 2008

Height 6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 30

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: Bugmaster sprayed weekly for Tipmoth - top 60cm of the tree only

Organic Status:Pesticides Used

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Fred1 says... [3747 days 4hrs ago]

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Carla1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3535 days 21hrs

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1st 2x photos taken 2009.  These are the suckers coming up after the tree was blown over back in Nov08.  It will be interesting to see the growth rate as there is a large root system to push up the suckers

Planted: 1998

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

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daniel1 says... [3470 days 21hrs ago]
I bought about 10 at the same time from Daleys, no more than 3 years ago one of them is now about 6m tall and 4m wide, the others vary with the smallest being 1m tall and 40cm wide, the largest in my garden was planted next to a secondary compost bin which i only ever use when cleaning out the main bin, they REALLY love a good compost, i took just one bucked of compost to one of the ones in the front yard it has grown about 1m in 3 months, the largest in the back yard has a trunk 20 - 30cm in diameter already! the birds seem to love it! as do I!

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