Cryptomeria japonica 'Araucarioides'
  • Cryptomeria japonica 'Araucarioides'

Cryptomeria japonica 'Araucarioides'

(Japanese Red Cedar) A rare large shrub or eventually very small tree, Cryptomeria japonica 'Araucarioides' has long whip-like branches covered with short, dark-green needles.

This plant is only available in small numbers and is very rarely listed for sale.

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A rare large shrub or eventually very small tree, Cryptomeria japonica 'Araucarioides' has long whip-like branches covered with short, dark-green needles. Usually sparsely branched when young, it becomes more densely branched with age.

Not for instant gratification but very handsome and eye-catching once established.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil. Cryptomeria japonica 'Araucarioides' will not grow well in shallow, chalky soils.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Cryptomeria japonica 'Araucarioides' will grow to be a large upright shrub or very small branching tree in time.
    • Height: up to 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft) 
    • Spread: 2.5 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft).

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall), Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Evergreen, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large, Rare and Unusual

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