Cryptomeria Japonica, Japanese Cedar - 0.5 Kg Seeds
Common name: Japanese cedar
Bloom time: Non-flowering
Height: 50.00 to 60.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Cryptomeria japonica is an evergreen Tree growing to 20 m (65ft) by 8 m (26ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Feb to March, and the seeds ripen from Oct to March. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by
Wind.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very acid soils.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 10-18 deg C.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Specimen, Street tree.
- Prefers a deep rich moist alluvial soil and a sheltered position in full sun.
- Tolerates very acid to somewhat alkaline soils, but becomes chlorotic on shallow soils over chalk.
- Plants are fairly wind-tolerant.
- A very ornamental tree,
it has been widely cultivated as a forestry tree for several centuries in Japan and there are many strains each adapted to the various local conditions.
- Many forms, almost all of them dwarf, have also been selected for their ornamental value
- Trees can grow quite fast in the western part of the country with annual increases of 1 metre or more.
- New growth takes place from early June to August.
- Growth decreases rapidly with age, virtually ceasing when the tree reaches 25 metres.
This species is notably resistant to honey fungus.
- Unlike most conifers, this species can be coppiced.
- Special Features: Attractive foliage, Not North American native, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms
Species trees as a large specimen tree. Screen. Dwarf cultivars make good rock garden plants.
for medicinal use
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