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Cryptomeria japonica

Common Name(s):
Japanese cryptomeria, Japanese cedar
Cultivar(s):
Elegans (15-20 ft.), Yoshino (30-50 ft.), Compacta (40 ft.), Elegans Aurea (15-20 ft.), Elegans Nana, Globosa Nana
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Easy to grow; good screening tree; low growing cultivars available. Learn more about "Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'" and "Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans Nana'"

Height:
50-60 ft.
Flower:
Small, terminal cones
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
Evergeen
Site:
Sun to light, high shade; rich, deep, well-drained soil but will thrive in a range of soil types
Texture:
Fine to medium
Form:
Pyramidal; semiformal
Width:
25-30 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
Awl-shaped; bright to blue-green foliage; smooth to the touch; bronze tones in winter, especially if exposed to wind; needles held close to twigs

NCCES plant id: 1976

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