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Red Cedar Toona ciliata 100 Seeds

Red Cedar Toona ciliata 100 Seeds

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Toona ciliata, commonly known as the Australian red cedar or simply red cedar, is a deciduous tree native to Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. Here are some key features and characteristics of Toona ciliata:

Appearance:

It is a large tree that can reach heights of up to 60 meters (197 feet).

The bark is smooth and grayish when young, turning rough and fissured as the tree matures.

Leaves:

The compound leaves are pinnate and can be quite large, composed of numerous leaflets.

The leaflets are lance-shaped and have finely serrated margins.

Flowers:

The tree produces small, white to cream-colored flowers arranged in panicles.

Flowering typically occurs in late spring to early summer.

Fruit:

The fruit is a winged seed capsule that turns from green to brown as it matures.

Each capsule contains several small winged seeds.

Wood:

The heartwood of Toona ciliata is highly prized for its quality and is known as "red cedar."

Red cedar wood is aromatic, durable, and has been historically used for furniture, cabinet making, and construction.

Habitat:

Red cedar is found in a variety of habitats, including rainforests, subtropical forests, and moist deciduous forests.

Cultural and Economic Importance:

The timber from Toona ciliata has been historically important in the timber industry, especially in the production of furniture.

It has cultural significance for indigenous communities in Australia.

Growing Conditions:

Red cedar prefers well-drained soils and can tolerate a range of soil types.

It thrives in subtropical and tropical climates.

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