SF089 China Fir ( Cunninghamia lanceolata )
An excellent lawn tree, Cunninghamia lanceolata is native to China and was introduced to the United States as an ornamental in the early 1800's, it has a unique appearence that separates it from any other variety of tree.
This is an extremely large tree, growing 30-75 feet high with a 10-30 feet spread. It reaches an even greater size where growing wild. The shape is generally pyramidal but the branches droop somewhat.
In its native habitat in China, the wood is widely used for construction of houses and shipbuilding, cabinet making and coffins.
Needles are arranged in a flattened spiral around the stem with a pleasant upward arch. The overall appearance is quite exotic and beautiful.
Best suited for zones 6-9.
Important Note: The seeds on this page must be cold stratified, we recommend using the Seedman Cold Stratification Kit for the best results. This is how we germinate these seeds in our own greenhouses. We find we receive significantly better
germination results when we use our cold stratification media over other types, plus it is very simple and easy to use.
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