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This species is somewhat tender in Britain, especially when young and at least in the north of the country Established trees, however, will tolerate occasional temperatures down to about -10°c and are hardy in most British winters. A tree is 25 metres tall at Kew (1988) but in general they grow better in the western maritime zone. The variety 'Lutea' is hardier than the type and is also more tolerant of wind and salt spray as well as of trimming. New growth takes place from May to September and can be very vigorous when young with new shoots 1 metre long and increases in girth of 5cm or more a year even in old trees. Trees in a very exposed maritime position at Rosewarne in N. Cornwall were 12 metres tall after 30 years. Resents root disturbance, it is best planted out when the roots are in active growth in early autumn or spring. Often planted for shelter and ornament, and also occasionally for timber in W. and S. Europe. The cones ripen in their second year. They can remain closed on the tree for a number of years, opening after the heat of a forest fire to scatter their seeds which then germinate and grow quickly in the ashes of the fire. The crushed leaves have a strong scent of lemon verbena.Trees are notably susceptible to honey fungus.
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