13 responses to “Cunninghamia lanceolata ‘Glauca’”

  1. Beverley

    Cunninghamia lanceolata – Z7 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Cunninghamia lanceolata – Z7-9 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk

  2. mark hannon

    Coast redwood, sequoia sempervirens, is another commercially important conifer propagated clonally and which regenerates profusely from the roots.
    We can’t match China’s 800 years of cultivation, but we’ve been at it for over a hundred years on the Mendocino coast and going strong.

  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Thanks Mark – also in the Cupressaceae family, I note.

  4. Wayne

    Interesting – I’ve never seen the glaucous form, does it display the same colour changes through the season that the type form does. Our specimen is bright coppery orange every winter.

  5. Nina Kuriloff

    This shot is just terrific!

  6. Michael F

    Should be OK to zone 6, particularly cv. ‘Glauca’, which has a reputation of being hardier than (most?) other clones.

  7. colin

    yay botany shot of the day, i love this picture it is beautiful. i made it my background because im awesome!

  8. Anthony

    This just jumps right out at you when you put it for your desktop background.

  9. Sam

    Question: Are these one in the same?
    Cunninghamia lanceolata ‘Glauca’
    and
    Cunninghamia lancifolia ‘Glauca’

  10. Daniel Mosquin

    Sam – yes, maybe? There is no such plant name as Cunninghamia lancifolia, so if you are seeing that at a nursery, they have it misnamed.

  11. marcelo de almeida

    I live in the 800 meter high mountain town of Petropolis in Rio de Janeiro state. I have planted many saplings that formed from layered branches which hang so low and heavy to the ground that they eventually become covered by heeps of foliage and root naturally. They then send new growing tips up out of the duff to form new trees so that when you pull one up, thinking its from seed, up comes the entire branch and all the other newly rooted saplings with it…

  12. Fred Bess

    I must disagree with the zone 7 rating on this plant. I’ve had Cunninghamia l. (the straight species, not the glauca, I have both cultivars) growing in my garden through 5 winters in Cleveland OH, with temperatures as low as -13F with only slight bronzing of the foliage. I find zone information should be used only as a guide, not as an absolute.

  13. Randall Maggard

    I just came across a couple of these in an isolated hollow in southern West Virginia that are located on a couple of abandoned house sites.
    I am really curious on how they got there. Any ideas anyone???
    One is about forty feet tall and another about fifteen feet tall.
    How fast do they grow?

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