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CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Yoshino'

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Sharptop Trees

Family

Cupressaceae

Botanical Name

CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Yoshino'

Plant Common Name

Japanese Cryptomeria, Yoshino Japanese Cedar

General Description

Yoshino Japanese cedar is a fast growing evergreen tree with needles that are bright green to bluish green in the growing season turning slightly bronze in winter. This cultivar is a large tree, but still much smaller than the species. Cones are dark brown and rounded; bark is reddish-brown and exfoliating. Its branches are densely covered in needles.

Yoshino Japanese cedar tolerates most well drained soils that are moist and acidic to neutral in pH. It performs well in full sun or partial shade locations. It is excellent for large-scale screening or massing, or as a lawn specimen tree.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 4

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    30'-40' / 9.1m - 12.2m

  • Width

    0'-20' / 0.0m - 6.1m

  • Native To

    Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Purple, Bronze

  • Bark Color

    Sienna

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    Yes

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Exfoliating

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Screening / Wind Break, Shade Trees, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No