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Prefers light, slight acid soil.
Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation.