Nice tree

Lake Stevens, WA(Zone 8a)

Tree looks like was planted as an ornamental, I am not sure what it is. I like the flattened needles. It does well with no care at all.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Cunninghamia lanceolata. Yep, a nice tree; from China originally.


Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

I have a nice Cunninghamia right next to our house. I love it. But it sheds tons of leaves & branches over winter - they are razor-sharp!

Lake Stevens, WA(Zone 8a)

Ahh, thanks. I was thinking something related to Sequoia, Taxodium,. Cryptomeria or Thuja. Now I see they are all in the Cupressaceae family.

Interesting about the sharp dry leaves, the green ones did not feel sharp. I had that problem with Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon Grape), a native here. It drove me (and the cats) crazy as the leaves blew all over the lawn, so barefoot was impossible. The sharp prickles lasted at least a year, hidden in the grass. Mobot says not reliably hardy there, so you must have a protected microclimate.

Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

I guess so. Mine is 20ft tall - a beast.

Lake Stevens, WA(Zone 8a)

well I read in their native habitat they grow to 150 feet.

Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

Hmm - 150 ft ?? I can't even imagine. Surely it would violate some sort of civic code in my town. Mine's 15-20 yrs old or so. I presume he's still a youngster. I'm thinking it won't be my problem down the road...

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