Taiwania cryptomerioides / Taiwania / Chinese Coffin Tree

(Jacobson) From the western slopes of Mt. Morrison, Taiwan. In 1918 E. Wilson sent 4 plants to the Arnold Arboretum. Exceedingly rare; virtually never in commerc. Mature foliage and cones (1/2" long) not yet seen in cultivation. Young specimens indeed recall Cryptomeria (Japanese Red Cedar) but are 1/4" - 7/8" long. Records: to 260' x 31' in the wild; 59' x 3' 10" x 20' San Marino, CA (1993); 40' x 2' 11" Berkeley, CA (1993; planted 1974); 29' x 1' 10 1/2" Seattle, WA (1994; planted 1969).

Taiwania chyptomeriodes Compliments of Stanley and Sons Nursery, Inc. Boring, Oregon
Photo by Larry Stanley
Taiwania cryptomerioides Photo taken at The Asian Collection of The US National Arboretum during May 2006; Washington, D.C.
Photo by Dax Herbst
Taiwania cryptomerioides Photo taken at The Asian Collection of The US National Arboretum during May 2006; Washington, D.C.
Photo by Dax Herbst
Taiwania cryptomerioides Photo taken at The Asian Collection of The US National Arboretum during May 2006; Washington, D.C.
Photo by Dax Herbst
Taiwania cryptomerioides trees in UBC Botanical Garden, Vancover, BC.
Photo by Wendy Cutler via Wikipedia

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