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Cryptomeria japonica/Cryptomeria

Cryptomeria japonica / Cryptomeria japonica
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Close-up of foliage

Specimen lawn tree


Typical form as a young tree

Close-up of the waxy-green foliage

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Scientific Name: Cryptomeria japonica
Common Name: Cryptomeria
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: Fast growth the first ten years followed by moderate growth. Foliage tends to turn brown after first freeze. Deer do not brouse on foliage of cryptomeria. Positive, pyramidal form for seven to ten years, then form becomes more irregular. Not a well known evergreen tree, but worthy of much more use, because few problems associated with the cryptomeria.