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Cryptomeria japonica
Japanese cedar

Cryptomeria japonica
Cryptomeria japonica
Cryptomeria japonica
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Native to parts of Japan and China, Cryptomeria japonica is an elegant, evergreen tree once established with tiny, awl-shaped leaves. These leaves are bright green in the summer, turning bronze-brown through the winter.

The bark of established specimens is very ornamental, reddish-brown and peeling in strips. A handsome garden tree best suited to mild parts of the United Kingdom.

Supplied Size: 3L pots (seed grown, approx 3 - 4 years old, 80 - 100 cm tall)

  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil. Cryptomeria japonica will not grow well in shallow, chalky soils.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Cryptomeria japonica will grow to be a tall slender tree with a pyramidal habit.
    • Height: up to 20 m (65 ft) but usually smaller in the U.K.
    • Spread: 8 m (26 ft).
  • Notes: Cryptomeria japonica is notably wind tolerant but dislikes maritime exposure.

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