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Libocedrus uvifera 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..
S. America - Argentina, Chile.
Moist and boggy areas, especially near the sea, growing with Drimys and Nothofagus betuloides and not forming pure stands, from Tierra Del Fuego north to latitude 40°south[
Requires a sheltered position in a good deep soil that is rich in humus[
Plants are hardy to about -20°c[
A slow-growing tree, it requires high humidity and protection from cold drying easterly winds[
]. It requires very constant high rainfall except in the slightly drier Argentinean part of its range[
The wood is said to act as a deterrent to insects[
Wood - hard, very durable, light. Used for construction, furniture, boats 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.