The Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) is a large majestic evergreen tree, with red-brown bark which peels in vertical strips. The leaves are arranged spirally, needle-like and the seed cones globular,
It is superficially similar to the related Giant Sequoia from which it can be differentiated by the longer leaves and smaller cones and the harder bark on the trunk (thick, soft and spongy in giant sequoia).
Likes moist, acidic, and well drained soil. Prefers full sun but tolerates partial shade. Grows well in the UK. Great specimen tree for larger garden, paddock or parkland. Popular for Bonsai.
The current height of these trees is approximately 20-40cm and they can be planted out all year round.
- Plant in moist, acidic well drained soil
- Likes full sun
- Plant in larger garden or parkland
- Suitable for Bonsai