Valued for its stately grandeur and its superior, fragrant wood there are many forms, sizes and colors for small, medium and large landscapes.
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Cryptomeria japonica 'Araucarioides'
With a prehistoric look, this Japanese cedar has long branches with short dark green needles resembling a cord or rope. The sparse branching of the snake-like limbs on young trees thicken with age to form a tall, open, conical tree. It will thrive in full sun to partial shade in well-drained soil.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Birodo'
Short, erect, green needles, like the points of a star, cover the tight branches of this slow-growing, dense mound. As cold weather sets in, the foliage gradually changes to a rich, bronzy purple for winter. Tough, trouble free & resistant to grazing animals. An excellent addition to raised garden beds & other close-up spaces, where its character can be seen easily. It will maintain a tight, formal habit without shearing. Protect from desiccating winter winds.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon'
Plants grow vigorously in youth, until they attain a height of 4-6'; then the growth rate slows & plants fill in with more compact foliage & branches. The light-green, new growth ages to a deep, dark-green & in winter maintains the darkest green–almost black–of all Cryptomerias, hence the name.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Golden Promise'
Growing 2-3" per year, this dwarf Japanese Cedar has a coarse texture with its small awl-like, bright yellow foliage covering its small globe shape. An excellent choice for the rock garden or in a container on the patio. Provides a colorful accent throughout the seasons. Place in full sun to partial shade in well-drained soil.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Little Champion'
Dense & compact with a graceful, rounded form, this conifer stands out for its unusual foliage: many curvy branchlets are coated with layers of tightly held, awl-like needles that make them look like woven rope. In winter, the sparkling green foliage may take on handsome bronzy highlights, especially the tips. Adaptable & easy to grow, it prefers sun or partial shade in moist, well-drained, acid soil in an open, sunny site.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Rein's Dense Jade'
The unusual texture & rich jade-green of the needles give this handsome form of the species a compelling look during the growing season. Its tightly held foliage, which turns striking purple-bronze in winter, gives branches a well-defined, formal appearance.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Sekkan'
It's the color of this large, dense tree that strikes a fancy in the eye of the beholder. Its full, dense foliage beams out an unsurpassed sulfur-yellow. The upright conifer with regularly ascending branches becomes a broad pyramid. Protect from prolonged heat to avoid sunburn.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Spiralis'
Light-green needles spiral around the thick branchlets & form twisted ropes of ringlet-like foliage. A vigorous, densely branched, globe-shaped plant when young. Will develop a leader & a broad, upright habit that makes a dramatic, mid-size impression in the landscape.
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