Cryptomeria japonica

Japanese Cedar, Plume Cedar

The dense blue-green needles on these trees or shrubs often turn bronze in winter. Drooping branch tips look like fat fingers and are dotted with globe-shaped cones. Peeling bark is reddish brown. Grows best in partial shade in inland northern areas where it is hardy. Growth is fast when tree is young and slower as it ages. Will not tolerate excessive summer heat or little rainfall. Prefers acid soil.
Cryptomeria japonica, Japanese Cedar, Plume Cedar
This fast-growing evergreen has mid to dark green leaves and grows in a 40 to 60 foot tall column. Fifteen to 20 feet wide. Plant several close together for a Japanese-style look.

Attributes - Cryptomeria japonica

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 40 ft. to 70 ft.

Width: 25 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Cryptomeria japonica 'Araucaroides', Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana', Cryptomeria japonica 'Sekkan-sugi', Cryptomeria japonica 'Yoshino'
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