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Chapel View Cryptomeria

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Product Code: CRYCHV1

Cryptomeria japonica 'PIICJ-I' Chapel View ( TM )

Overall Description

A beautiful, restrained, raindrop-shaped, blue-green needled form of Cryptomeria. Densely foliaged from base to tip with upswept branches. The blue-green needle color persists in cold weather better than most Cryptomeria, with minimal to no bronzing at all. This variety was discovered by Paul Jones, Horticulturalist from Sarah P Duke Gardens, Duke University in Durham, NC. A new introduction that shows great promise for use in a variety of landscape application such as foundation plantings, groupings, hedges, medium height screens, and even in container gardening.

This variety responds very well to trimming / pruning and, therefore, may be maintained in a variety of heights & widths as needed. It is a really good choice for areas where some screening or privacy is needed, but space limitations dictate the need for something that doesn't grow too tall.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 7 - 10 ft

--Mature Width : 4 - 6 ft.

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 8" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
6 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade

--Soil Preference :
Moist, slightly acidic, well drained soil with good organic content - mulching strongly recommended.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Very nice dark blue / green needle type foliage - good color year round. Texture is typical of the species, slightly stiff & rigid.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
None to mention

--Diseases / Insects :
Highly resistant to insects and diseases

--Recommended Spacing :
3 feet apart for a continuous row with no breaks or gaps between specimens

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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