Few trees have the majestic look or easy care of this splendid Japanese Cedar.
Radicans are quick growers, and is not prone to the tip blight from which many
other C. japonica cultivars suffer. It forms a tall, slender, wonderfully dense
evergreen that offers year-round beauty as a privacy screen or specimen! Reaching
35 to 40 feet high but just 15 feet wide, this tree displays an elegant silhouette. It is a
quick grower, reaching 12 to 16 feet tall within 5 years.
The foliage is exceptionally dense on this tree. Dark green and feathery, it offers
good contrast to blue-leafed evergreens. And because Radicans does not suffer from
tip blight like most other Japanese Cedars, it always looks its best.Thrives in full sun
to partial shade and any well-drained garden soil, though moist, enriched types are
best.Space these trees 5 to 6 feet apart for a dense privacy screen or perimeter
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.
A handsome evergreen with soft, feathery foliage.
Plant 5 to 6 feet apart for privacy screens.
Grows 30 to 40 feet tall
Hardness-Zones 6 to 9
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Few trees have the majestic look or easy care of this splendid
Japanese Cedar.Radicans has more blue in the foliage than
‘Yoshino’. ‘Radicans’ also has a narrower, more conical, and slightly
denser form than ‘Yoshino’.
Growers are capitalizing on the popularity of this plant to implement it as a
street tree and not just a screening or hedge plant. It is extremely tough and
takes a wide range of light, soil and moisture conditions once established. It is
important to not let it dry out, especially when young, or to sit in poorly
drained soil. Radicans will also be much more dense in full sun. A good water
and feeding regime will have Cryptomeria growing so fast you might almost
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