Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Pyramidal with slightly pendulous branches. Slow to medium growth rateMature Height - 30-75’ in landscapes, 150’ in wildMature 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 - Season Of Interest -
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)7-9Native Habitat - Central and southern China. Introduced 1804.Diseases and Insects - No serious diseases.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Chinafir.- Other plants of the family Cupressaceae.- Other plants of the genus Cunninghamia.- Other plants of the species Cunninghamia lanceolata.