Cryptomeria japonica 'Gracilis' / Size 2
Gracilis Cryptomeria / Japanese Cedar

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Product Code: CRYGRA2

Cryptomeria japonica 'Gracilis'

Overall Description

A very unusual, hard to find Japanese Cedar variety that is a very attractive choice for most any landscape where a medium / large sized specimen is desired. Gracilis has a very nice medium green color with very, very little winter discoloration and a nice broadly pyramidal shape as it matures. Has a slightly more open growth habit than many other Cryptomeria cultivars, but with a good branching pattern. This variety is most commonly used as a specimen planting, and works well for any landscape where larger full sized specimens ( 25 ft & larger ) are just too large. Gracilis Cryptomeria is not too big, yet big enough to be a striking focal point in most any area.

Makes a nice effective privacy screen as well when planted about 5-6 feet apart. This Cryptomeria variety tends to start out with a much more open growth habit for the first couple years, then quickly fills in with very, very dense branching & bright green foliage. Definitely worth strong consideration if looking for a medium to large sized evergreen with good green color, and excellent hardiness to fill in an empty spot in your landscape.....or create some privacy along a border / fence.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 6 - 9 ft

--Mature Width : 4 - 6 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 8" - 10" avg per year )

--Hardiness Zones :
6 - 10

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to part shade

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly acidic - well drained. Mulching recommended

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