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Chinese fir

Cunninghamia spp.

Cunninghamia lanceolata0 by [1] (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40m

Max

15m

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Chinese fir Overview

    Small genus with 2 evergreen coniferous trees originating from Taiwan and China. Characteristic thick, red-brown bark has a fibrous texture and foliage is firm, pointed and reduced to narrow, almost needle-like but slightly triangular leaves. Also called China-fir, this genus is used in park landscaping as ornamental trees and may reach heights of 50m. It is also favoured for its soft, scented wood.

    How to propagate Chinese fir

    Seed

    Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).

    Cuttings

    Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

    Other uses of Chinese fir

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