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Cunninghamia lanceolata (Chinese Fir) seeds

Cunninghamia lanceolata (Chinese Fir) seeds

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Spectacular conifer tree native to China, Taiwan & Vietnam with a conical habit and broad needle like leaves which turn amber in winter.  A fast grower, it can grow to 20m or more and makes a fabulous specimen tree.  Luckily it is also brilliant for training as an outdoor bonsai and can be maintained as a smaller tree in a container. 

Hardy Tree
Height: 20m but can be pruned to any size
Position: Sun or semi shade away from cold winds

Packet of 25 seeds



Pre-sowing Treatment: Soak the seeds for 24 hours.
Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of the year. Mix equal parts of seed compost with vermiculite or perlite, water and leave to drain. Sow seeds very thinly on the surface, then just cover them with a layer of vermiculite, perlite or sieved compost. Seal inside a polythene bag and place in the fridge for 4 weeks. Move to a propagator or other warm place and maintain an optimum temperature of 15-21C. Germination should take place in 3-6 weeks. Note: Germination can be very erratic, so sow thinly and prick out the seedlings as they become large enough to handle disturbing the rest of the compost as little as possible.

An alternative method is to sow in pots as above during late summer to early winter then place in a cold frame and let nature take its course as the seasons change with the seedlings emerging the next spring.

Growing Instructions: Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots and grow on in a cold frame or nursery bed for a year or two then plant in their final position in sun or semi-shade.
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Store seeds in a cool, dry place.