EVERGREEN PREMIER SELECTION
Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon'
A very unusual looking cryptomeria with a pyramidal shape, and compact, dark green ( almost black ) needles. Very stiff, almost rigid feel when touched. Great little specimen tree that is sure to draw interest from everyone. Growth rate is slightly on the slower side, but this variety really doesn't reach a very large size at maturity........so a sightly slower growth rate is to be expected. This Japanese Cedar variety is probably one of our favorites here at the nursery - just a really cool looking Cryptomeria specimen.
Height: 8-12 ft ( 8-10 ft is more the average in most landscapes )
Spread: 4-6 ft
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate ( 3"-6" avg per year )
Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Sun Exposure: Full sun preferred, will accept partial shade as well
Soil Preference: Average to acidic, fertile & well drained