Cunninghamia lanceolata at Parc Cefn Onn

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Cunninghamia lanceolata
late May 2015

Grid reference ST 17841 84017
Common name Chinese fir
Origin China and Vietnam
Deciduous No
Status Rather rare
Status Wales Champion 2013
Height 21M June 2015
Girth 167cm May 2015
Reference 023

This tree is towards the top of the lower park, east of the main path.

Cunninghamia lanceolata bark

Cunninghamia lanceolata bark
May 2015

Cunninghamia lanceolata foliage

Cunninghamia lanceolata foliage
late May 2015

General tree description

Cunninghamia lanceolata is a medium sized tree growing to around 20 metres tall. It has a conical shape but may spread and develop a flatter top with age. The bark is red-brown and furrowed. The leaves are up to 7cm long, 5mm broad at the base, and tapering to a sharp tip. They are glossy bright green above, whitish below, and in autumn they may darken to a bronze colour. In autumn, there are clusters of seed cones, rounded or ovoid, 3 to 4cm across.