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Cunninghamia lanceolata

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
kun-ing-HAM-ee-a lan-see-oh-LAY-ta
Description

Good green color during the growing season with groups of small squarish cones; tends to "brown out" inside as it matures. This plant prefers acidic clay loam soils however, this tree needs protection from the wind.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Chason's Gift'
Tags:
#evergreen#blue#playground#wet sites#buffer#children's garden#screening#Braham Arboretum#smooth
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Chason's Gift'
Tags:
#evergreen#blue#playground#wet sites#buffer#children's garden#screening#Braham Arboretum#smooth
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cunninghamia
    Species:
    lanceolata
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
    Play Value:
    Buffer
    Screening
    Dimensions:
    Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 75 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Conical
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Squarish cones
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Cylindrical male flowers and yellow-brown females
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are a bright green to blue-green discoloring during the winter months to bronze-green. The needles are flat with a sharp point on the end.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Light Brown
    Red/Burgundy
    Surface/Attachment:
    Shredding
    Bark Plate Shape:
    Irregular
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    When the tree is young it is pyramidal, then as it ages becomes open with pendulous branches and often multistemmed.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil