<i>Cunninghamia lanceolata</i> Hayata Tree

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Cunninghamia lanceolata Hayata Tree

February 3, 2010
Photo by: Chelsea Stickel

A dwarf form of Taiwan-native Cunninghamia lanceolata, ‘Little Leo’ forms a globe of soft, densely packed needles, looking like a pincushion. After 10 years, this rare conifer will still be less than 3 feet tall. Leaves are dark green during the growing season, taking on a bronzy, purplish cast in winter. Zones 7 to 9.