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Libocedrus bidwillii is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 20.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Montane to sub-alpine forests in North and South Islands[
Requires a sheltered position in a good deep soil that is rich in humus[
This tree is possibly hardy in Britain[
]. A tree at Nymans in Sussex was 8 metres tall in 1970[
A slow-growing tree, it requires high humidity and protection from cold drying easterly winds[
The crushed leaves have a faintly sweet resinous scent[
The wood is said to act as a deterrent to insects[
Wood - very durable, soft, easily worked. Used for constructing bridges, shingles etc[
Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold greenhouse in late winter. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.