Keteleeria davidiana

These rare Asian conifers look much like Firs or Pines, but need a warmer climate and tolerate drier soil and air. Young trees have a conical shape, then form a spreading pyramid. They do well in a closely-spaced group, or coppice. Taiwan's Keteleeria Nature Preserve shelters just 200 mature specimens of a rare endemic species, Keteleeria davidiana v. formosana. Since all need day temperatures of 77º to 95º F for 4 months of the year, they do best in mild-winter areas such as southeastern United States and California. Otherwise, their needs are similar to those of Firs. Give full sun, shelter from strong wind, and moderate water. Grow from seed, by rooting shoots that form in a coppice, or by grafting onto a Fir species.
Keteleeria davidiana
The long-lasting 4 to 6-inch cones resemble those of Pines. Water regularly in dry summer regions.

Attributes - Keteleeria davidiana

Plant Type: Tree

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 40 ft. to 60 ft.

Width: 30 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Container Plants, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Scales, Spider Mites.

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