Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Cupressus sempervirens.
An infusion of the wood is used in footbaths to combat perspiration of the feet.Wood - fragrant, very hard and durable. A popular wood for building uses, cabinet making and wardrobes, especially since it retains its fragrance, repels moths and is impervious to woodworm.
A resin is obtained from the tree by making incisions in the trunk. This has a vulnerary action on slow-healing wounds and also encourages whitlows to come to a head.An essential oil from the leaves and cones is used in aromatherapy. Its keyword is 'Astringent'.
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This species is somewhat tender in Britain especially when young and at least in the north of the country, it grows best in the south and the west. Trees are probably much hardier than has been supposed. No trees were reported as killed by the very severe winter of 1962 - 3, even some trees east of Edinburgh survived without damage. A healthy tree at Cambridge botanical gardens was 6 metres tall in 1989[K]. Growth can be quite vigorous, especially in young trees, with many averaging 60cm a year. Growth slows and almost comes to a halt when the tree is 12 - 15 metres tall. New growth takes place from mid-May to mid-October. Plants are subject to injury by the wind. Trees are notably susceptible to honey fungus. The seed takes two summers to mature. Mature cones can remain unopened on the tree for a number of years. They open after the heat of a forest fire to scatter their seeds which then germinate and grow away quickly in the ashes of the fire. Plants are resentful of root disturbance, any transplanting should be done in April or September when the roots are in active growth.A very variable plant.
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