Cryptomeria japonica 'Aritaki'
  • Cryptomeria japonica 'Aritaki'

Cryptomeria japonica 'Aritaki'


(Dwarf Japanese Cedar) A rare, dwarf selection of Japanese Cedar, Cryptomeria japonica 'Aritaki' grows to be a small to medium sized shrub with a densely branching habit and compressed, light green foliage.

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A rare, dwarf selection of Japanese Cedar, Cryptomeria japonica 'Aritaki' has a shrubby habit and compressed, light green foliage. Due to its small size this is suitable for small gardens or for growing in a container.

Cryptomeria japonica 'Aritaki' is slow growing and not for instant gratification.

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil. 
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Cryptomeria japonica 'Aritaki' will grow to be a small or eventually medium sized shrub in time.
    • Height: up to 1.5 - 2 m (5 - 6 ft)
    • Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft).

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Small (less than 5 ft tall), Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Special: Windy & Exposed, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Evergreen, Honey Fungus Resistant, To grow in a pot, Rare and Unusual

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