Scientific Name: Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans'
Common Name: plume Japanese cedar
Family Name: Cupressaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: 7 - 10m x (height x width)
Habit: Pendulous, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Fall interest, Tall background
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Needle-like, Spiraled, Soft flexible, Prickly, Glabrous, Acicular, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Green, Brown, Jan-Feb
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown
Key ID Features:
Leaves of juvenile foliage only, needle-like, green in summer and dark red-purplish in winter.