An essential oil from the wood is used in perfumery.Wood - moderately hard, durable. Used for construction. The wood is extremely durable and retains its delightful fragrance for many years.
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Small trees less than 50cm tall establish much quicker and better than taller trees, those more than 2 metres tall are difficult to establish. Larger trees will check badly and hardly put on any growth for several years. This also badly affects root development and wind resistance. Fairly slow growing, trees rarely average more than 30cm increase in height per year. Trees can be very long lived, to 300 years or more. There are several named varieties selected for their ornamental value. Small male cones are formed on the lower branches of trees, whilst the larger female cones are formed on higher branches. These female cones persist on the tree for 2 - 3 years before breaking up. Trees are notably susceptible to honey fungus.The trees have a broad canopy and tend to hold any falling snow. This can lead to branches being broken by the weight of snow.
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