Cunninghamia lanceolata/China Fir

Cunninghamia lanceolata / Cunninghamia lanceolata
Typical specimen tree
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Typical specimen tree

Spiny foliage

Spiny foliage with young developing cones on tips of branches

Close-up of the stiff spiny foliage

Cones on tip of branches

Sharp pointed needled foliage

Mature lawn specimen

Columnar form show here where plant is grown in open

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Scientific Name: Cunninghamia lanceolata
Common Name: China Fir
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Spider mites at times are a serious problem and cause large parts of the tree to turn brown. Deer do not eat the foliage. Foliage is quite spiny. Cones can be an added attraction in fall and winter. Grows best in the upper South. Cannot tolerate heavy, poorly drained soil. Must have full sunlight. Conical form when young becoming quite irregular as trees mature.