China Fir (cunninghamia lanceolata)
1 gram (approx 111 seeds) £1.25
2 grams(approx 222 seeds) £1.85
5 grams (approx 555 seeds) £2.50
10 grams (approx 1110 seeds) £3.75
25 grams (approx 2775 seeds) £6.25
50 grams (approx 5550 seeds) £10.50
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Germination, Sowing and After Care Information for
Cunninghamia, China Fir (cunninghamia lanceolata)
Next fully drain away all of the water and place the seeds in a zip-lock freezer bag. Place the seeds in the fridge, it is important that during this period that the seeds do not dry out or are waterlogged otherwise the pretreatment will be ineffective. After about 30 days under these conditions the seeds are ready to be sown.
In general, many seeds will fail to germinate unless treated in this way, simply sowing untreated seeds in compost at room temperature will not break down the dormancy and germination will be disappointing.
Fill your chosen container with a good quality general potting compost. Suitable containers could be plant pots, seed trays or plug trays or even improvised containers with drainage holes. Firm the compost gently and sow the seeds on the surface. If you are sowing in plug trays, sow 2 or 3 seeds per cell. Cover the seeds with a couple of millimetres of vermiculite or failing that a fine layer of sieved compost.
Follow with a gentle watering and keep them at room temperature. Germination will begin a few weeks from sowing. The seedlings are reasonably robust and trouble free and usually grow to a height of between 2 and 4 cm in the first growing season depending on the sowing date and cultural techniques.
Developing seedlings should be fine in full sun, keep them well watered and free of competing weeds. Growth is modest in the first year perhaps between 5 and 10cm tall it but will accelerate in the second and subsequent years. Developing young trees should be re-potted as necessary -preferably during the dormant season. After perhaps 3 or 4 years they are ready to be planted in their permanent position