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botanical name:
Cunninghamia lanceolata 'Bánó'
Cunninghamia lanceolata 'Bánó' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Dwarf Chinese Fir
synonyms:  Cunninghamia lanceolata 'Compacta'
family:  Cupressaceae
characteristics: conifer, evergreen
height: 0.90m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: very slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour:
fruit colour: brown
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Small densely bushy, slow growing dwarf with no clear leading shoot. Narrow pointed lance-shaped, glossy deep green leaves, up to 5cm long. Foliage becomes attractively bronze tinted in winter. Small insignificant flowers in spring and later small ovoid female cones to about 2.5cm long.

Best in moist conditions, otherwise old foliage tends to turn brown and persist on the branches. Full sun or dappled shade, in a sheltered position with protection from cold, drying winds.

Hardwood cuttings in summer.

Suitable for small gardens and dwarf conifer beds.

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