Red Cedar

Toona ciliata

Red Cedar Timber cut in half exposing the quality red grain within

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.

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Specifications of Red Cedar

Preferred Climate SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

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


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Red Cedar Reviews & Tips

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Russell Butler
4y ago

Black Mountain, QLD, Australia

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.

Mark O'connor
8y ago

O\'connor , ACT, Australia, Australia

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.

★★★★ 10y ago


to try and overcome cedar tip moth problem as a challenge 

Paul Muller
12y ago

Finch Hatton, QLD

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.

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