Mike C
Mike C
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  • Villa Rica, GA
Asked on Jan 16, 2012

Anyone know what kind of tree this is? I have it on a customers property but have never seen one quite like it.

Pat ReynoldsCra9741605Shirley Manring Fann
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  • Southern Trillium LLC
    on Jan 17, 2012

    Based on the photos, I would say you have a Chinafir (Cunninghamia lanceolata). See if this helps verify it for you http://www.floridata.com/ref/c/cun_lan.cfm

    • York Gardener
      on May 24, 2014

      @Southern Trillium LLC You got it absolutely correct! I had one at our previous home and each year around Christmas time, my doorbell would right and there would be some one asking could they cut enough for a wreath. Of course, I always said yes. And those who own this tree shouldn't think it is dying when whole "branches" turn brown and drop off. Those "branches" are actually leaves and it is behaving just like a pine tree only the "leaves" are much bigger.

  • Erica Glasener
    on Jan 17, 2012

    I agree with Southern Trillium it is a Chinafir, Cunninghamia lanceolata, an old fashioned and interesting tree you don't see much.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jan 17, 2012

    Interesting! That's a new one on me.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jan 17, 2012

    I agree that it looks like a Cunninghamia. I have one here in the nursery now about 4 feet tall. I planted it about 3 years ago at the front entrance.

    q anyone know what kind of tree this is i have it on a customers property but have, gardening, landscape, Cunninghamia
    • York Gardener
      on May 24, 2014

      @360 Sod (Donna Dixson) It is going to become a large tree, think about a Southern Magnolia. If that wouldn't fit in your spot I suggest you move it while you can or you will have to chainsaw prune it latter.

  • Mike and Anne
    on Jan 17, 2012

    I also think it is a Cunninghamia. The foliage is stiff and prickly similar to the Araucaria araucan, known as the Monkey Puzzle Tree.

  • Mike C
    on Jan 17, 2012

    strange you mentioned monkey puzzle tree. the home owner calls it his monkey tree? thanks for all your replies.

  • Rosemir Fadel
    on Aug 20, 2013

    Sem dúvida é uma araucária, ou parente, sou do Sul do Brasil, e tenho algumas no sítio (casa de campo) bem parecidas.

  • Pat aka Queen of Thrift
    on Aug 21, 2013

    I had two of those in my yard where we moved from. The previous owners' young son brought sprouts from his grandfather's yard in Georgia and planted them. They told me that they were Monkey Pines They grow to be HUGE trees, and they shed those long fronds a lot and are messy, but I think they are pretty trees.

  • Barbara Gay
    on Sep 28, 2013

    I have one. Always heard it called a monkey tree. Common name.

  • York Gardener
    on May 24, 2014

    You should not trim this tree up, that way the lower limbs hide the shed brown "branches" which are actually leaves. When the tree is limbed up there are constantly shed leaves to pick up almost year round. Just like with a Southern Magnolia, let the limbs hang to the ground and hide the shed leaves, or at least most of them.

  • Shirley Manring Fann
    on Aug 11, 2016

    Australian tree fern, this one must be very old and established. What state are you in? If you are in a northern state that has winter freezes I am surprised it survived them.

  • Cra9741605
    on Nov 17, 2016

    Monkey Tree or Monkey Pine

  • Pat Reynolds
    on Nov 19, 2016

    This is definitely NOT a Monkey Puzzle tree. I had one at my home in Oregon and thought it was a cryptomeria, but it's not. I wish I could remember the botanical name but I can't.

  • Pat Reynolds
    on Nov 19, 2016

    This is definitely NOT a Monkey Puzzle tree. I had one at my home in Oregon and thought it was a cryptomeria, but it's not. I wish I could remember the botanical name but I can't.

  • Pat Reynolds
    on Nov 19, 2016

    This is definitely NOT a Monkey Puzzle tree. I had one at my home in Oregon and thought it was a cryptomeria, but it's not. I wish I could remember the botanical name but I can't.

  • Pat Reynolds
    on Nov 19, 2016

    This is definitely NOT a Monkey Puzzle tree. I had one at my home in Oregon and thought it was a cryptomeria, but it's not. I wish I could remember the botanical name but I can't.

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