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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

The dense leaflets have been used as a flavouring and protection when leaching acorns[1].

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Material uses

The boughs and twigs have been used to make brooms[1].

The roots have been used as overlay twine warps and overlay twine weft bases in making baskets[1]. The bark has been made into baskets[1].

Wood - soft, light, close grained, very durable in the soil though it is often damaged by dry rot[2]. It has a powerful, incense-like fragrance[3] and is used for making shingles, lathes, fencing, pencils, construction etc[4][5][6][7]. Mature trees are often infected by dry rot, so they are not considered to be a major timber species[8].

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Medicinal uses(Warning!)

A decoction of the leaves has been used to treat stomach troubles[1]. Steam from an infusion of the leaves has been inhaled in the treatment of colds[1].

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Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Canopy or Secondary canopy

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse[3]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts and consider giving them some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of the current season's growth, taken in mid autumn, in a light sandy soil in a cold frame[3].

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Cultivation

Succeeds in full sun in a moist well-drained soil that is neutral to acid, though it will also survive on dry alkaline soils[9]. Plants are shade tolerant when young[9]. It grows best in a position that is sheltered from strong winds[3].

Trees are slow growing but long-lived in the wild, with specimens up to 1000 years old recorded[8]. They grow slowly in Britain, but they are perfectly hardy[10]. Young trees can grow 60cm in a year but they seldom average more than 30cm[11]. Growth virtually stops once the tree reaches 25 metres tall[11]. All parts of the plant are strongly aromatic[12][3]. This species is strongly resistant to honey fungus[6][12].

The tree exhibits very different crown habits dependant upon the area in which it is being grown[11][9]. At one time these different habits were considered to be different sub-species, but it is recognised now that it is only climatic forces that cause the differences.

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Calocedrus decurrens. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Calocedrus decurrens.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Calocedrus decurrens
Genus
Calocedrus
Family
Cupressaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    15 x 2 meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.51.61.71.8 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Sargent. C. S. Manual of the Trees of N. America. Dover Publications Inc. New York. ISBN 0-486-20278-X (1965-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.43.5 Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants. Weinheim (1959-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.16.2 Rushforth. K. Conifers. Christopher Helm ISBN 0-7470-2801-X (1987-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.1 Hill. A. F. Economic Botany. The Maple Press (1952-00-00)
    8. ? 8.08.18.2 Elias. T. The Complete Trees of N. America. Field Guide and Natural History. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. ISBN 0442238622 (1980-00-00)
    9. ? 9.09.19.29.3 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    10. ? 10.010.1 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
    11. ? 11.011.111.2 Mitchell. A. F. Conifers in the British Isles. HMSO ISBN 0-11-710012-9 (1975-00-00)
    12. ? 12.012.1 Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)
    13. ? Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PFAFimport-60

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