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Japanese Cedar

Cryptomeria spp.

Also known as

Sugi, Cedar

Juniperus polycarpos by Michael Wolf (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25m

Max

1m

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Japanese Cedar Overview

    Genus containing 1 species of large evergreen conifer trees that can grow to 70m high, with trunks measuring 4m across. Characterised by attractive, peeling red bark and dense foliage. Leaves are spirally arranged and resemble needles. Widely cultivated as an ornamental garden plant, this genus has many cultivars. It is endemic to Japan and was introduced to China over 1000 years ago.

    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.