Cunninghamia lanceolata


Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Pyramidal with slightly pendulous branches. Slow to medium growth rate
Mature Height - 30-75’ in landscapes, 150’ in wild
Mature Width - 10-30’
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious; male flowers in terminal clusters; female flowers terminal.
Fruit - Cones usually several together, rarely solitary, globule, ovoid, 1.5” broad.
Leaf - Evergreen, green or glaucous green; spirally arranged, those on the main axis standing out from all around the stem, those underneath turned upwards; persisting 5+ years alive, then dead but attached on the branches for several years more.
Fall Color - Discoloring in cold weather, more or less bronze-green.
Bark - Brown, scaling off in long irregular strips, exposing the reddish inner bark.
Other Features - Highly prized tree in China and, next to bamboo, is the most useful for all around work. The wood is very rot resistant in contact with the soil.
Possible Use -
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Prefers moist, acid, well-drained soils; not very hardy; grows best in open spaces shaded by trees and protected from windswept sites. Zone (6)7-9
Native Habitat - Central and southern China. Introduced 1804.
Diseases and Insects - No serious diseases.
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