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A picture of a Japanese Cedar

Japanese Cedar

Cryptomeria japonica

Also known as

Japanese red cedar, Sugi, Cedar

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

18m

Max

8m

15m

Min

4m

50 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Japanese Cedar Overview

This variety can grow to a very high 50m but most of the time only reaches about 35m. Has slender branches which bear cones and needles.

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.

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