Scientific Name: Cryptomeria japonica Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Common Name:Japanese cedar Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:CupressaceaeHabit: Dense
Plant Type: Conifer Mature Size (ht. X w.):15 - 22m x 5 - 7m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Simple, Needle-like, Spiraled, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Acicular, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Green, Brown, Jan- Feb
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Oct- Sep
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Sheltered
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich, Acidic
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Fall interest, Rock garden, Sheared hedge, Small garden/space
Key ID Features:Bark red-brown, exfoliating; leaves grey-green, point forward in 5-ranked spirals around shoots. Winter ID: leaves turn bronze.