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Stylish and chic, this unusual exotic cultivar is also known as the Japanese Cedar. Ornamental, versatile, and hardy, the Radicans Cryptomeria has a lot going for it, and it is gaining popularity all across the country.
Robust in grow zones 5-9 and bred to develop at a fast pace, the Radicans Cryptomeria grows at an amazing rate of 3-5 feet per year. Maturing to heights of 35-45 feet with an approximate spread of under 20 feet, this tree shows off a graceful and elegant figure; tall, slender, and tapering to a point.
Cryptomeria flaunts densely packed emerald green foliage that is soft and wispy, rather than the typically stiff and spiky flora of many evergreen trees. Plant near a deck or patio and sit back and enjoy the flowing foliage as it ripples like downy fur in a gentle breeze.
The Cryptomeria Radicans is easy to grow, adapting to most any type of soil, even hard compact clay. Growing in full sun to partial shade, this ruggedly mellow conifer is also quite drought tolerant once established. It is also disease resistant and practically thrives on neglect. Just plant it and forget it.
These trees make a wonderful backdrop for lower-growing shrubs such as our Ruby Dazzle Crape Myrtle, or a grouping of Knock Out Rose bushes.
Depending on your region, Cryptomeria’s foliage may turn from deep green to a dramatic bronzy-purple in winter, offering year-round color and