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CHINA FIR
Cunninghamia lanceolata

Cunninghamia lanceolata Cunninghamia lanceolata Cunninghamia lanceolata Cunninghamia lanceolata Cunninghamia lanceolata Cunninghamia lanceolata Cunninghamia lanceolata Cunninghamia lanceolata

Photo Locations: Redding, CA, Sacramento, CA and National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Leaves turn red-bronze in cold winters. Needles are sharply pointed; grow on whorled branches. Tree needs wind protection.

Has thorns.

Native to China.

Family: Cupressaceae
Previously listed in the Taxodiaceae family.

Tree Characteristics

Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 50 - 75 feet.

Width: 15 - 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 100 to 175 years.

Leaves Needle, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Brown. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Cone, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Red Brown, Scaly or Striated.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 4 - 6 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist Soil.

Clay or Loam Texture.

Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cunninghamia lanceolata Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cunninghamia-lanceolata >

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