BLUE CHINA FIR
Cunninghamia lanceolata ‘Glauca’
Best grown in moist, acidic, well-drained soils in part shade. Tolerates full sun, but soils should not be allowed to dry out.
Cunninghamia lanceolata ‘Glauca’ is an attractive blue form and reportedly has better winter hardiness (to –10 F) than the green species. New foliage is bright blue maturing to blue-green.
The species is not reliably winter-hardy to zone 7. If planted in zone 7 it should be sited in a southern exposure protected from winter winds.
Best used as a single specimen or as a large accent in a garden.
This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
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