China Fir | Mini-Grow Kit
- Grow your own tree from seed!
- Includes absolutely everything you need to grow China Fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata) from seed: seeds, growing medium, a mini-greenhouse, and detailed instructions
- 100% guaranteed: If your seed fails to germinate or your seedling perishes, we are happy to provide free replacement seed
- Great for kids and adults, amateurs to experts!
- A universal symbol of life, regrowth and recovery, enduring friendships and new beginnings, a tree is a wonderful gift that will only grow in value, meaning, and beauty
About China Fir
It’s not a fir, but it is from China, and it is an amazing and unique species! Cunninghamia lanceolata is a large conifer, and the “most primitive” member of the Cypress family. It is native to China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Laos. In East Asia, this species is considered a major timber tree; it’s soft, workable wood highly valued for its durability and pest-resistance. The wood is also prized for its pleasant scent, and is often used in the construction of temples and caskets due especially to its appealing aroma. The tree’s formidable size and interesting appearance have led to its widespread cultivation throughout the world since it was first identified in 1702. It is a very popular ornamental in Japan, in particular.
Cunninghamia lanceolata can grow to almost 200 feet in height. It can be multi-trunked, or take on a very conical shape, with tiered, horizontal branches that are often somewhat pendulous toward the tips. From a distance, China Firs can look like typical, large forest evergreens — much like the large cedars of the Pacific Northwest. Up close, however, the tree’s unique characteristics and ancient lineage become more apparent. The shiny green needles of this tree look exotic and foreboding. They are wide, stiff, and sharp — shaped like tiny lances, and functioning much the same. Come too close, and you will pay the prickly price! China Firs make a fascinating addition to yard and garden. They are cold hardy down to 0°F, and grow best in well-draining soils with moderate sun exposure.
About Jonsteen's Grow Kits
Growing a tree from seed is a magical and fascinating experience for people of all ages. Our 100% guaranteed Grow Kits provide everything you need to germinate some of the world's largest and most interesting tree species from seed — seeds, growing medium, a mini-greenhouse, and detailed instructions, which lead you through the whole process, from cold-stratifying your seeds to germination and transplanting.
About Jonsteen’s 100% Guarantee
If your seed fails to germinate or your seedling perishes, we are happy to provide free replacement seed. We encourage all customers experiencing difficulties growing their trees to contact us through our toll-free "Tree Help Line" (1-888-387-3379).