Cryptomeria japonica (Japanese Cedar)

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Cryptomeria japonica (Japanese Cedar) :  with a beautiful growth pattern and a conical to pyramidal form and grows to be quite tall. It is a very large evergreen tree , reaching up to 70 m (230 ft) tall and 4 m (13 ft) trunk diameter, with red-brown bark which peels...
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Cryptomeria japonica (Japanese Cedar) :  with a beautiful growth pattern and a conical to pyramidal form and grows to be quite tall. It is a very large evergreen tree , reaching up to 70 m (230 ft) tall and 4 m (13 ft) trunk diameter, with red-brown bark which peels in vertical strips. The leaves are arranged spirally, needle-like, 0.5–1 cm (0.20–0.39 in) long; and the seed cones globular, 1–2 cm (0.39–0.79 in) diameter with about 20–40 scales.

It is superficially similar to the related Giant Sequoia ( Sequoiadendron giganteum ), from which it can be differentiated by the longer leaves (under 0.5 cm in the Giant Sequoia) and smaller cones (4–6 cm in the Giant Sequoia), and the harder bark on the trunk (thick, soft and spongy in Giant Sequoia).

It favors acidic, rich, wet, well-drained soils, although it may grow in a variety of conditions. It thrives in a wide range of circumstances, from full sun to moderate shade. This tree is resistant to deer damage and is salt tolerant to a degree. The peeling reddish bark is extremely appealing.

Botanical Name : Cryptomeria japonica

Common Name : Japanese Cedar

Height : 50-70 ft

Spread : 20-30 ft

Germination Info : 30-60 days cold moist stratification is highly recommended.

Hardiness zone : 5-8

Average seed per ounce : Approx. 6000

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