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Taiwan Cryptomeria Taiwania cryptomerioides

Phonetic Spelling
tie-WHAN-ee-a krip-to-me-ree-OI-deez
Description

An evergreen conifer, related to the California Redwoods, that grows to 180 feet in the wild, but much shorter in cultivation. Best grown in rich acidic soil; full sun. 1/2 inch cones. The juvenile needles resemble Cryptomeria japonica (Japanese red cedar).

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Taiwania
    Species:
    cryptomerioides
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Canopy tree
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Taiwan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 100 ft. 0 in. - 180 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 30 ft. 0 in. - 50 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    more than 60 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 9a
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Leaf Feel:
    Prickly
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Leaf Shape:
    Subulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland