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Japanese Cryptomeria (Cryptomeria japonica)

Japanese Cryptomeria

A graceful, stately, and handsome evergreen tree that is best used as a specimen. It lends a bit of elegant airiness to the landscape. Some consider it as a possible alternative to the Leyland Cypress. Also know as the Japanese Cedar.

Size: 30 to 40 feet high and 10 to 15 feet wide

Shape: Pyramidal-conical-irregular

Cones: Terminal cones 1/2 inch wide

Rate of Growth: Medium to Fast

Other Attributes: Takes on a bronze-green hue in winter. May be more deer-resistant than Leyland Cypress.

Growing Conditions: Plant in full sun in deep, moist, well-drained soil. Protect from high winds, especially those of winter.

Other / Related Varieties:

'Ben Franklin' Cryptomeria (Cryptomeria japonica 'Ben Franklin') - Retains good green winter color, grows rapidly, and shares other traits and vigor with the species.

Prices vary according to size, variety, and availability.


Please Note: Trees cannot be shipped outside of the DC/Baltimore Metropolitan areas. Tree prices and sizes are subject to change.

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