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A picture of a Japanese Cedar

Japanese Cedar

Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans'

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40m

Max

6.5m

10m

Min

3m

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    Japanese Cedar Overview

    This variety has soft bluish green, juvenile foliage turning red- brown in winter. The leaves are well spaced on the shoots but dense in overall effect.

    How to propagate Japanese Cedar

    Seed

    Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).

    Cuttings

    Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

    Other uses of Japanese Cedar

    Specimen, hedging, ornamental, raw materials. Year-round interest.