Kawaka (Libocedrus plumosa)

Tree
L. doniana.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Kawaka
Libocedrus plumosa
Cupressaceae

The wood is said to act as a deterrent to insects[1].

Wood – easily worked and often very beautiful. Used for construction, shingles etc[46, 61].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

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.
Requires a sheltered position in a good deep soil that is rich in humus[1]. This species is not very hardy in Britain, though it succeeds outdoors in Cornwall and S. Ireland[1]. A tree at Wakehurst Place was 5 metres tall in 1971[185]. A slow-growing tree, it requires high humidity and protection from cold drying easterly winds[200].
New Zealand.

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*None of the information on this website qualifies as professional medical advice. Take only what resonates with your heart and use your own personal responsibility for what’s best for you. For more information [brackets] [000], see bibliography.