CRYPTOMERIA

Commonly known as Japanese cedar

Genus of 1 (possibly 2) species of evergreen, coniferous tree from forests in China and Japan.

It was thought that another species C. fortunei might be endemic to China but their is no direct evidence. It is seen most widely in the UK in its dwarf forms the most common of which is 'Elegans' which retains its juvenile foliage.

It is one of the few conifers which will withstand coppicing. The timber is extremely fragrant and insect and weather resistant. When buried it turns a dark green which enhances its value.

  • Evergreen
    Monoecious(separate male and female flowers on same plant).
  • Conifer
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Unlike most conifers, will withstand coppicing back to within 60-90cm (24-36in) of ground level for restoration.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    China, Japan.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus- rich
    Tolerates all
    Tolerates most well drained soils including chalk.

Buy Varieties of CRYPTOMERIA

CRYPTOMERIA japonica

CRYPTOMERIA japonica

Japanese cedar

columnar tree with curved spreading branches

 
£13.50 each 
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CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Elegans'

CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Elegans'

Japanese cedar

juvenile feathery foliage, bronze red in autumn & winter

 
£13.50 each 
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CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Elegans Aurea'

CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Elegans Aurea'

Japanese cedar

attractive yellow-green foliage which does not turn bronze

 
£14.00 each 
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CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Golden Promise'

CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Golden Promise'

Japanese cedar

a dense compact habit with striking yellowish new growth

 
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£16.50 each 
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CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Sekkan Sugi'

CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Sekkan Sugi'

Japanese cedar

small tree with attractive creamy yellow young foliage

 
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£17.50 each 
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