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Mountain Cedar Overview
The Mountain cypress is an indigenous, evergreen, multi-stemmed shrub/tree with a columnar crown. Burnt trees usually resprout from the base after a fire. The tree is an exceptional substitute for the pine tree, is also water-wise, not a fierce competitor with other plants and has a pine-like shape.
Common problems with Mountain Cedar
Generally problem free.
How to harvest Mountain Cedar
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Mountain Cedar
Sow seeds in autumn in a well-drained, sandy soil. Use coarse river sand or a 1:1 mixture of compost and river sand. Germination takes about 3 weeks.
Special features of Mountain Cedar
Can be grown in containers until they become too large.
This is a water wise plant.
Other uses of Mountain Cedar
The durable timber makes attractive silver-grey roofing shingles. Furniture and panelling. Bonsai