Japanese Cedar

Latin Name : Cryptomeria japonica

With its foliage resembling that of the Wellingtonia (Sequoiadendron giganteum), the Japanese Cedar has longer leaves and it doesn’t have ‘spongy’ bark.

Small cones held at the end of densely growing slender branches. Many dwarf cultivars are available for growing in Heather Gardens of on rockeries. A few examples follow …

This is Cryptomeria japonica ‘Obtusa Nana’

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Cristata’

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Little Champion’

This one, Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans’, a taller specimen which makes a small tree, takes on a red hue as the colder temperatures on Autumn and Winter come along.