CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Elegans'

Commonly known as Japanese cedar

Juvenile feathery foliage, bronze red in autumn & winter
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    narrowly wedge-shaped leaves, to 2.5cm (1in) long, are well spaced on the shoots but dense in overall effect.
  • Green
    Bluish-green juvenile foliage
  • Height
    6-10m (20-30ft)
  • Spread
    5m (15ft)
  • Conifer
  • Tree
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Elegans'

Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£13.50 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Ornamental bark
    Develops thick, fibrous, red-brown bark
    Pests & Diseases
    Place of origin
    Japan. Introduced by Cornish plant hunter Thomas Lobb (1817-1894) in 1854.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Tolerates all
    Tolerates most well drained soils including chalk.
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
6-10m (20-30ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (15ft)

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