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Cryptomeria, also known as Japanese Cedar, is quickly becoming a very stylish tree whose use is increasing in a variety of landscapes across the country. Long used as a timber / lumber tree in Japan, there are now numerous cultivars of Cryptomeria available that are truly a sight to behold. Their ornamental value and popularity are on the rise. They are available in a wide variety of sizes, growth habits, and foliage textures - there is bound to be a variety of Cryptomeria to arouse the curiosity of most any avid home gardener.

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Black Dragon Cryptomeria Black Dragon Cryptomeria Chapel View Cryptomeria

SLOWER GROWING FORM OF JAPANESE CEDAR WITH RIGID GROWTH HABIT


A very unusual looking cryptomeria with a pyramidal shape, and compact, dark green ( almost black ) needles. Works great for a specimen planting to draw interest. By far one of the most popular of all the Japanese Cedar varieties we grow - nice addition to any conifer collection.





EXCELLENT ACCENT OR SPECIMEN CHOICE - VERY UNUSUAL


Black Dragon is a very unusual looking Cryptomeria with a pyramidal shape, and compact, dark green ( almost black ) needles. Makes a really nice specimen planting.





DENSE, DARK GREEN FOLIAGE COLOR


  A new mid sized Cryptomeria introduction that shows great promise in a wide variety of landscape applications. Very impressive color year round, hardy, and relatively easy to grow.




Elegans Cryptomeria Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans' Globosa Nana Cryptomeria

MAKES A GREAT SPECIMEN PLANTING OR FOCAL POINT


  Also called Plume Japanese Cedar, this plant has dense, soft, featherlike foliage - especially on the new growth. It is a nice bright green which turns to mahogany plum in the winter in colder climates. Makes a good medium sized border or screen, or truly beautiful as a specimen planting or focal point in any landscape where fine textured foliage is desired.





LARGER SIZE - NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE


  Also called Plume Japanese Cedar, this plant has dense, soft, featherlike foliage - especially on the new growth. A very delicate, graceful looking Cryptomeria cultivar that has a very bright future in the landscape world. Nice bright green color.





WONDERFUL SMALL GLOBE SHAPED CRYPTOMERIA

Globosa Nana Cryptomeria has dense, dome shaped foliage consisting of very bright green needle-like sprays which tend to gracefully bow over as this plant matures. Very low maintenance, and nice rounded globe shape.




Globosa Nana Cryptomeria Gracilis Cryptomeria Gracilis Cryptomeria / Japanese Cedar

NICE ROBUST WELL DEVELOPED PLANTS

Globosa Nana Cryptomeria has dense, dome shaped foliage consisting of very bright green needle-like sprays which tend to gracefully bow over as this plant matures. Very low maintenance, and nice rounded globe shape.





EXCELLENT GREEN COLOR & MODERATE SIZED VARIETY


Cryptomeria japonica Gracilis is a very unusual evergreen with a broad pyramidal shape and very nice green color. Very hard to find Japanese Cedar that makes a great focal point in most any landscape. Also makes a great mid sized privacy screen for areas with height restrictions of 15 ft or less.





UNUSUAL MID SIZED CRYPTOMERIA WITH GREAT DENSE FOLIAGE


Gracilis Cryptomeria is a very interesting small to mid sized Cryptomeria cultivar with nice medium green foliage that is slightly finer in texture than most Cryptomeria. Unusual growth habit makes an interesting foundation planting or container specimen. Very low maintenance with good color year round.



Gyokuryu Cryptomeria Gyokuryu Cryptomeria Knaptonensis Cryptomeria

GOOD GREEN COLOR - VERY NICE CRYPTOMERIA VARIETY

Gyokuryu Cryptomeria is a dense, broadly pyramidal growing cryptomeria with short, needle like foliage that tends to be a much darker green than most cryptomerias. Moderate mature size makes it a good choice for accent planting or medium privacy screens.





GOOD SIZED STURDY PLANTS

  Gyokuryu Cryptomeria is a dense, broadly pyramidal growing cryptomeria with short, needle like foliage that tends to be a much darker green than most cryptomerias. Moderate mature size makes it a good choice for accent planting or medium privacy screens. This size sells out fast whenever we have them available!!!





NEW GROWTH IS BEAUTIFUL SNOW WHITE


Knaptonensis Cryptomeria has dense light green foliage that is tipped in bright white. Mounded, bun shaped growth habit is slightly wider at the base. Hard to find mid sized Japanese Cedar cultivar with a slower growth rate. Makes a great planting in semi shaded spots, or also for rock gardens.




Koshyi Cryptomeria / Japanese Cedar Monstrosa Nana Cryptomeria Radicans Cryptomeria

TRUE DWARF JAPANESE CEDAR VARIETY - HARD TO FIND


 Koshyi Cryptomeria is a true dwarf variety of Japanese Cedar with very dense bright green foliage. Great for rock gardens, container gardens, or any landscape that is limited for space. No maintenance required to keep Koshyi in a nice neat shape.








VERY UNUSUAL GROWTH HABIT - MAKES A NICE LITTLE EVERGREEN ACCENT

Monstrosa Nana Cryptomeria is a very interesting variety of Japanese Cedar with very dense, compact, green foliage. Very soft look to the foliage, but actually rather stiff & rigid - takes on a slight coppery bronze color during the winter months. Good luck finding this variety in many places - a great addition to any conifer or evergreen collection.





NICE TREE FORM - SUPERIOR FOLIAGE COLOR

Radicans Cryptomeria has a similar tall, pyramidal growth habit as 'Yoshino', but with a little more of a bluish / darker green tone to the foliage. Excellent choice for specimen plantings, or for use as large screens & borders. One of our favorite large Cryptomeria cultivars.





Radicans Cryptomeria Rasen Sugi Cryptomeria Sekkan Sugi Cryptomeria

NICE TALL YOUNG TREES

Radicans Cryptomeria has a similar tall, pyramidal growth habit as 'Yoshino', but with a little more of a bluish tone to the foliage. Excellent choice for specimen plantings, or for use as large screens & borders.




VERY UNUSUAL LOOK - GREAT COLLECTOR'S ITEM

Rasen Sugi Cryptomeria has twisted green foliage that looks as if it were braided. Makes a truly unusual specimen planting. You've never seen anything like this before - sure to make you look twice!!





VERY NICE SPECIMEN TREE - HARD TO FIND

This interesting variety of cryptomeria is also sometimes called 'Golden Curls'. Mainly because of its very distinct, bright yellow, weeping curls at the end of each branch. The rest of the tree is a nice bright light green.





Sekkan Sugi Cryptomeria Yoshino Cryptomeria Yoshino Cryptomeria

NICE SIZED STURDY TREES

This interesting variety of cryptomeria is also sometimes called 'Golden Curls'. Mainly because of its very distinct, bright yellow, weeping curls at the end of each branch. The rest of the tree is a nice bright light green.





GOOD TREE FORM - LOW MAINTENANCE

Yoshino Cryptomeria is a moderately fast growing cryptomeria with a nice tall, pyramidal growth habit. Dark forest green foliage will become slightly bronzed in the winter. Very popular tree form for use in privacy screens, borders, windbreaks, etc.





VERY POPULAR CHOICE FOR SCREENS

  Yoshino Cryptomeria is a moderately fast growing cryptomeria with a nice tall, pyramidal growth habit. Dark forest green foliage will become slightly bronzed in the winter. Good growth rate.

   
 


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