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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

Very unusual growth habit - slightly slower growth rate, but makes a very interesting accent plant. Super dark green foliage with very rigid, dense branching pattern.


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Very nice, yet unusual Cryptomeria variety with very dark green needle like foliage, and an upright growth habit. Makes a great accent - full sun or part shade.


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Newer variety featuring extremely dark, dense foliage....making it a great choice for shorter height screens or container gardening.


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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.





Nice semi-dwarf globe shaped Crypt. Requires little to no maintenance, and makes an outstanding foreground, foundation, or hedge planting. Great along walkways too. Holds color very well through winter.

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Globosa Nana Cryptomeria Gracilis Cryptomeria Gracilis Cryptomeria / Japanese Cedar

Nice semi-dwarf globe shaped Crypt. Requires little to no maintenance, and makes an outstanding foreground, foundation, or hedge planting. Great along walkways.


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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

Gyokuryu Cryptomeria has a dense, broad pyramidal growth habit with short, needle like foliage. Darker green than most Cryptomerias. Moderate mature size makes it a good choice for privacy where space is limited.


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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.


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Radicans Cryptomeria has a similar tall, pyramidal growth habit as 'Yoshino' - foliage is slightly darker with a hint of blue/green. Excellent choice for use as large screens & borders. One of our favorite large Cryptomeria cultivars.


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Radicans Cryptomeria Rasen Sugi Cryptomeria Sekkan Sugi Cryptomeria

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.


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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!!


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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.





Yoshino Cryptomeria has a moderate to fast growth rate with a nice tall, pyramidal shape. Dense green foliage will become slightly bronzed in the winter. Very popular tree form for use in privacy screens, borders, windbreaks, etc.


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Yoshino Cryptomeria is a moderate to fast growth rate and a nice tall, pyramidal habit. This is a larger / older tree than our Size 1 Yoshino - but not always available. Dense green foliage will occasionally bronze slightly in winter.


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