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BLUE CHINA FIR
Cunninghamia lanceolata 'Glauca'

General Notes

Has gray-blue foliage which can turn red-bronze in the cold of winter. Shorter than the species.

Family: Cupressaceae
Previously listed in the Taxodiaceae family.

Tree Characteristics

Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 35 feet.

Width: 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Needle, Blue Green or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Cone, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches).

Bark Red Brown, Exfoliating or Furrowed.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 4 - 6 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay or Loam Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Spider Mites.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cunninghamia lanceolata 'Glauca' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 20, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cunninghamia-lanceolata-glauca >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.