Cunninghamia is a genus of one or two species in the cypress family referred to in short as China-fir for where it is naturally found and resemblance to a fir tree. A unique evergreen conifer, it can grow in the warmer parts of British Columbia. Widely grown as an ornamental and timber tree in its native China, it is a very heat-tolerant conifer. It can grow up to 50m at maturity. Leaves are needle-like, green, 5cm long, 2-3mm wide with two white stomatal bands underneath. Cones are brown, 2-3 cm long, round and mature every year. This species prefers full sun and sheltered location with loamy well drained soil for best growth.
Germination: Soak in water for 24 hours. Cold stratify for 30 days. Plant in a moist soil substrate 2-3cm deep.
Packet contains 100+ seeds.