Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Gyokuryu'
Black Dragon Cryptomeria, Japanese Cryptomeria
Gyokuryu Japanese cedar is a densely compact evergreen small tree with a broad, pyramidal shape. Over time it will eventually form a central lead branch at its top. Needles are dark green and similar to 'Black Dragon'. Bark is reddish-brown and exfoliating.
Gyokuryu Japanese cedar tolerates most well drained soils but excels in those that are moist and acidic, rich in humus. A full sun or partial shade location is preferred. It also may be a successful alternative for informal hedge replacements of Leyland cypress that succumbed to canker infestations in the American South.
9 - 4
6 - 9
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
7'-10' / 2.1m - 3.0m
4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Feature Plant, Rock Garden / Wall, Screening / Wind Break, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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