Toona ciliata is important timber tree, providing a valuable hardwood used for furniture, ornamental panelling, shipbuilding, etc. The Australian population of T. ciliata was formerly treated as a distinct species T. australis.
Toona sinensis is of interest as by far the most cold-tolerant species in the Meliaceae, native in China as far north as 40°N in the Beijing area, where its tender shoots, called xiangchun are a traditional local leaf vegetable. It is the only member of the family that can be cultivated successfully in northern Europe, where it is sometimes planted as an ornamental tree in parks and avenues. Until recently, it had no widespread English common name, though Chinese Mahogany (reflecting its botanical relationship) is now used (e.g. Rushforth 1999).
Effects of Nurse-Tree Crop Species and Density on Nutrient and Water Availability to Underplanted Toona Ciliata in Northeastern Argentina
Sep 01, 2011; Introduction Worldwide, the use of wood and wood products is increasing. Increasingly, plantations are not only established to...