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A picture of a Redcedar


Toona spp.

Also known as


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

More images of Redcedar

Starr 020803-0078 Toona ciliata
Toona sinensis
Toona ciliata var. pubescens
Starr 030405-0245 Toona ciliata

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

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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