Cunninghamia lanceolata ‘Glauca’.

(Blue, China Fir)


$199.99


Hardiness Zones:

 7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

The striking steely-blue long needles of this unusual conifer rival or surpass the best blue spruce cultivars. ‘Glauca’ is also considered much hardier than the species This is a prized timber tree in China. Genus name honors James Cunningham, a British doctor who collected this species in 170

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Description

Best grown in moist, acidic, well-drained soils in part shade. Tolerates full sun, but soils should not be allowed to dry out. In cultivation, it grows with a pyramidal form and tiered, spreading, horizontal branching that is slightly pendulous at the tips. It tends to sucker and often grows in a multi-trunked form. Sharply-pointed, finely-toothed, green to blue-green needles (to 2.75? long) are spirally arranged but twisted at the base to give the appearance of being two-ranked. Foliage may bronze in cold winters. Oval to globose fruiting cones (1.5? diameter) appear in small groups (1-3) at the shoot ends. Brown bark of mature trees exfoliates in strips to reveal reddish-brown inner bark.

Additional information

Common Name

Blue, China Fir

Botanical Name

Cunninghamia lanceolata 'Glauca'.

Container/Amount

25 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

50 ft.

Width

20 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

blue-green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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