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A picture of a Redcedar


Toona spp.

Starr 030405-0246 Toona ciliata by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size






  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A Toona tree with green leaves
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A close up of a Toona tree
A close up of some white Toona flowers

Redcedar Overview

The genus Toona originates from Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific region, there around 5 tree species commonly known as Redcedar. They are in the Meliaceae family and traditionally are used for timber and woodworking especially in the manufacture of musical instruments. Toona sinensis, a species from Northern China with bright salmon pink spring foliage, is a popular garden and park tree in Europe as it is the only really cold-tolerant variety.

Special features of Redcedar

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Redcedar

Highly valued for wood-working: furniture, panelling, general construction, ship-building

Deciduous Trees

Deciduous (leaf dropping) trees often have amazing fall colour.

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Acacia spp.

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Trees to Propagate by Root Cuttings

Winter tree roots are packed full of carbs, giving cuttings the best chance to get established.

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