Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Cunninghamia lanceolata.
A decoction of the wood is used in the treatment of varnish poisoning (from species of Rhus), chronic ulcers, hernia etc. An essential oil from the plant is used to treat bruises, pain, rheumatism and wounds. The ash of the bark is used to treat burns, scalds and wounds.A decoction of the cone is used in the treatment of coughs.
Cuttings of half ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel, July/August in a frame.Division of suckers.
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This species is only hardy in the milder areas of Britain according to one report whilst another says that it can tolerate temperatures down to about -25°c. This figure could be a misprint for -15°c since the report also says that it is a zone 7 plant[K]. There are trees 25 metres tall in Cornwall and 18 metres tall in Kent. Young trees can make quite rapid growth in height, up to 60cm a year once they have attained more than 1 metre in height. Before reaching the height of 1 metre, however, they are liable to be killed by frost. This is the main re-afforestation tree in China. The most important fast-growing timber tree of the warm regions south of the Chang Jiang valley of China. Unlike most conifers, this species can be coppiced. The bruised foliage emits a delicious resinous aroma.This species is notably resistant to honey fungus.
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