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Mix & Match 5 or more of any species in our sapling range and receive 20% OFF!

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Trees Grown From Seed Within The UK. No Chemicals or Pesticide Are Used.

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Fir, China Fir Tree (Cunninghamia Lanceolata) 9cm Pot, Age 1 Year

Price: Mix & Match 5 or more of any species and receive 20% OFF!

£7.95 GBP

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Purchase a china fir tree sapling to grow as an ornamental plant in large pots or in the ground. You can also train them into bonsai. (Cunninghamia Lanceolata).


Cunninghamia is generally regarded as the basal clade in Cupressaceae, i.e., the most "primitive" surviving member of the Cupressaceae.
Commonly called "China fir", is an evergreen conifer that is native to forested areas of China and Taiwan where it may reach 150’ in height. In cultivation, it more typically grows to 35-70’ tall with a pyramidal form and tiered, spreading, horizontal branching that is slightly pendulous at the tips. It tends to sucker and often grows in a multi-trunked form. Sharply-pointed, finely-toothed, green to blue-green needles (to 2.75” long) are spirally arranged but twisted at the base to give the appearance of being two-ranked. Foliage may bronze in cold winters. Brown bark of mature trees exfoliates in strips to reveal reddish-brown inner bark. This is a prized timber tree in China.


 Tree characteristics

  • Evergreen / Deciduous/ Semi Deciduous: Evergreen
  • Average Height for 9cm Pot, Age 1 Year10 - 20cm
  • Where to keep in the UK: Outside
  • Preferred Soil PH Level: 5 - 9
  • Drought Tolerance: Good Drought Tolerance
  • Hardiness Zones: 7 - 9 (Check Your Zone Below)
  • Soil Conditions: Moist but well-drained
  • Mature Height: 30 - 70 ft
  • Mature Width: 10 - 30 ft
  • Placement: Full sun, part-shade
  • Native to: China


    Our tree saplings in 9cm pots (1Year+)


    • All trees in 9cm pots are at least a year old from seed. Germinated last year during spring and stratified the winter prior.
    • Moved into their own 9cm pots after the first few weeks in seed trays.

    • We continue to look after them for another year until the following spring to ensure their survival through their most vulnerable stage in life and on route to becoming established trees.

    • All trees can be pot grown, ground grown or trained for bonsai.

    • We recommend pot slipping the trees into much larger containers allowing the roots room, which will greatly increase their growth rate.


    Live plants delivery within the UK only


    • All plants are sent 1st class Monday to Wednesday. 

    • Delivery costs are based on total weight.

    • Any orders taken Wednesday afternoon onward will be sent the following Monday.

    • This is to avoid live plants spending long periods in boxes over the weekend.

    • You should receive your plants Wednesday to Friday.


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