Cunninghamia lanceolata 'glauca'

Chinese Fir
Lovely Blue Needles
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$12.50/ quart/$18.50/gallon
Available in June

Cunninghamia is really a stunner! Flattened, lanceolate, blue green leaves on a fast growing irregularly conical frameare a beauty to behold. Sweet!  The general shape of Cunninghamia is conical with tiered, horizontal branches that are often somewhat pendulous toward the tips.  The habit of a young plants is often somewhat asymmetrical.  While not a true fir, Cunninghamia bears softly spined, leathery, stiff, green to blue-green needle-like leaves that spiral around the stem with an upward arch; they are 2–7 cm long and 3–5 mm broad at the base, and bear two white or greenish-white stomatal bands underneath and sometimes also above. The foliage may turn bronze-tinted in very cold winter weather.

As the tree grows its trunk tends to sucker around the base, particularly following damage to the stem or roots, and it then may grow in a multi-trunked form. Brown bark of mature trees peels off in strips to reveal reddish-brown inner bark. 

In June of 2021, gallon containers should be ready.

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