Toona ciliata - Plant
Common name: redcedar, Burma cedar, Indian cedar, Moulmein cedar
Bloom time: Non-flowering
Height: 30.00 to 65.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Also, select a site that gets full sun. For dependable blooms, plants need six to eight hours of direct sunlight a day. If itâ€™s too shady, the stems will attempt to lean towards the sun or get spindly and fall over. Most of the popular varieties prefer acidic to neutral soil, but some are lime-tolerant or prefer alkaline soils.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Where temperatures stay below freezing during winter, enclose the plant with a sturdy mesh cylinder, filling the enclosure with compost, mulch, dry wood chips, pine needles, or chopped leaves.
- Donâ€™t use heavy, wet, maple leaves for mulch.
- Mulch instead with oak leaves, pine needles, compost, or straw.
Landscape specimen. Large screens. Avoid planting near apple trees.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems. Cedar apple rust is a common problem for many different junipers, but this cultivar has good resistance. Susceptible to twig blight and scale. Watch for bagworms. Mites may occur.
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