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Japanese Cedar Cryptomeria japonica

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Description

Easy to grow; good screening tree; low growing cultivars available. Sun to light, high shade; rich, deep, well-drained soil but will thrive in a range of soil types. This tree is resistant to damage by deer and is slightly salt tolerant.

 

Learn more about "Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'" and "Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans Nana'"

Cultivars:
  • Compacta
    40 ft. tall
  • Elegans
    15-20 ft. tall
  • Elegans Aurea
    15-20 ft. tall
  • Elegans Nana
  • Globosa Nana
  • Yoshino
    30-50 ft. tall
Tags:
#evergreen#blue#conical#salt tolerant#cpp#deer resistant#screens
Cultivars:
  • Compacta
    40 ft. tall
  • Elegans
    15-20 ft. tall
  • Elegans Aurea
    15-20 ft. tall
  • Elegans Nana
  • Globosa Nana
  • Yoshino
    30-50 ft. tall
Tags:
#evergreen#blue#conical#salt tolerant#cpp#deer resistant#screens
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cryptomeria
    Species:
    japonica
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    This tree is resistant to damage by deer and is slightly salt tolerant.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 50 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 25 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Small, terminal cones
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    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
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Barrier
    Screen/Privacy
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Salt