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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.

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CRYPTOMERIA japonica

CRYPTOMERIA japonica  >


Commonly known as: Japanese cedar.
Columnar tree with curved spreading branches
 
£13.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Elegans'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Japanese cedar.
Juvenile feathery foliage, bronze red in autumn & winter
 
£13.50 each 
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CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Elegans Aurea'

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Commonly known as: Japanese cedar.
Attractive yellow-green foliage which does not turn bronze
 
£13.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Golden Promise'  AWARD

CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Golden Promise'  >


Commonly known as: Japanese cedar.
A dense compact habit with striking yellowish new growth
 
£15.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Sekkan Sugi'  AWARD

CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Sekkan Sugi'  >


Commonly known as: Japanese cedar.
Small tree with attractive creamy yellow young foliage
 
£16.00 each 
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