As you put up the Christmas decorations, have you ever wondered what a Fir tree is? Any child can draw one, but what makes it a Fir? Lots of trees are called…
Cunninghamia genus (Chinese fir). This genus consists of conical pyramidal tall trees. The conifers have stiff, springy curved glossy leaves which taper to prickly points. As in most conifers there are woody fruits called cones and needle-like leaves.
Evergreens, Conifers or Trees
China and Taiwan
If the conifer produces more than one leader, to maintain the general conical habit remove all but one leader. To restrict the height of the plant, the leader can be cut back.
Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.
Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible.
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