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Cryptomeria Radicans

Cryptomeria japonica var. sinensis

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Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)



Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

30-40 ft.

Mature Width:

15-20 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

5 ft.

Growth Rate:

Fast

Drought Tolerance:

Good

You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Cryptomeria japonica var. sinensis

Does Not Ship To:

AZ



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Feathery Soft Fast-Growing Evergreen

Stylish and chic, this unusual exotic cultivar is also known as the Japanese Cedar. It's gaining popularity all across the country.

Robust in grow zones 5-9 and bred to develop at a fast pace, Radicans grow at an amazing rate of 3-4 feet per year. Maturing to heights of 30-40 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, when it ripples like downy fur in a gentle breeze. You can literally see where the wind starts and stops.

Don't let the exotic beauty fool you, Cryptomeria Radicans are tough and adapt to a variety of soils and conditions, 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 you never have to think about it again.

Depending on your region, Cryptomeria's foliage may turn from deep emerald green to a dramatic bronzy green in winter, offering year-round color and texture.

Your Cryptomeria arrives with a well developed root system, ready for rapid growth.





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Customer Reviews

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Very happy with Cryptomeria Radicans trees. I received the trees in about 2-3 days from time of order. All (4) 2-4 ft. Radicans arrived healthy and very green! I just hope the trees get established and make it through winter. I also recommend buying the tree warranty.
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September 14, 2018
Cryptomeria Radicans
Hello, The delivery was fast. Once it was delivered, it was not as tall as I thought it would be. But knowing that it grows fast, it will fill the space nicely. I would recommend your company for the fast delivery and the prompt communication.Thank you.Michael
August 12, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Crypto-credible
Our Cryptomeria Radicans plants came looking great. All were green and healthy. They were planted within a day of delivery and have continued to thrive with new growth almost right away. We sure hope they grow as fast as advertised because we were place to quickly form a privacy hedge.
June 2, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
ALL 9
DIED. REPLACED 3 OF ORIGINAL 6. NO GROWTH AS SUGGESTED. ALL 9 EVENTUALLY DIED.
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January 3, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
9
Its wait for spring and see
Arrived in great shape and planted them the same day. The trees are about a foot high and the pots about 9 inches. I have a terrible deer problem so put a small fence around each tree. NO growth this year and probably will not be any.
Spring will tell whether it was a good purchase or not..
September 20, 2016
Freehold , NJ
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
Cryptos hedge
The trees arrived healthy. We planted them same day as arrived. They are looking good. Hope they grow fast as we planted them for privacy from the road.
September 19, 2016
Stafford, VA
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
This is a great plant!
This is a great plant and just what I am looking for!
June 27, 2016
New York, NY
Growing Zone:
11
Very Small but Healthy Tree
I ordered the 1-2 footer, was probably not even a foot tall, but very healthy looking. Has been in the ground for about 3 weeks now and doing just fine, some new growth on it.
June 15, 2016
MA
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
5
Cryptomerias came in a very good shape, healthy plants. Neatly and safely packed. Small, and did not grow yet of course. The rest is too early to say.
October 7, 2015
MI
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
6
Cryptomeria
Beautiful tree. I bought 2. One looks great, the other died. Get insurance! It pays off!
October 6, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
6

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Cryptomeria Radicans


Cryptomeria Radicans Planting Diretions

The Cryptomeria Radican is a beautiful and hardy specimen, also commonly known as Japanese Cedar, was planted among temples and shrines in Japan. Take good care of your tree and it will reward you with incredible growth of up to 30-40 feet.

Location: Cryptomeria Radicans are tough and adapt well to a variety of soils. They will thrive with little care from zones 5 to 9 and can be grown in full sun to partial shade. A rugged evergreen, it is considerably drought tolerant once established. 

Planting Instructions: A location with plenty of early morning sun will help foliage grow fuller and prevent fungus on leaves.
1) Dig a hole the same width and depth of the Cryptomeria's root ball, ensuring that the sides of the hole are level or lower than the base of the tree where the roots begin.
2) Place the Cryptomeria in the hole and fill with the dirt you removed.
3) Insert a stake into the ground next to the tree tying the trunk to the stake to support the tree until its roots are established.
4) Water thoroughly to ensure that the soil moist. Cryptomeria require a lot of water during the summer months.
5) Mist the leaves for two to three days after every pruning session to prevent the tree from going into stress and losing needles.

Watering: This species should get a minimum of an inch of water each week. Monitor the amount of water your Cryptomeria is receiving by placing a dish near the plant as you irrigate and adjust water amounts as necessary.

Fertilization: Prior to any new growth in the spring, apply an acidic fertilizer. Always mix and apply according to the label directions to prevent burning your tree.

Pruning: Cryptomeria grow quickly and can form very dense foliage, so it’s important to prune back any dead or diseased branches at the start of summer and continue to prune regularly through all seasons except winter. Use pruning shears as needed to ensure sunlight reaches the inner branches. You can prune back container grown Cryptomeria by up to a third to promote healthy growth in your decorative pot.

Pests: Leaf blight can occasionally affect Cryptomeria so be sure to inspect regularly. You can spot this condition if the foliage is turning brown and it is not caused as a result of wind damage. To control this problem, spray with a fungicide formulated to prevent and control leaf blight and leaf spot. Spider mites can also be present. For these pests, simply spray the tree with an insecticidal soap.

Tips:
*If you notice your Cryptomeria beginning to drop needles, spray the tree several times throughout the day with a spray bottle or a garden hose.
*Cryptomeria’s short spread is well suited for tight planting areas.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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It is a unique evergreen tree!
Elizabeth W on Oct 4, 2018
Have japonicus now and thought they sounded better as a barrier tree
Jeffrey C on May 4, 2018
It is a unique evergreen tree!
Elizabeth W on Oct 4, 2018
Fast growing, good reputation for creating quick border from neighbors
Ray H on Sep 29, 2018
Have japonicus now and thought they sounded better as a barrier tree
Jeffrey C on May 4, 2018
Previous owner planted a few and they’ve done great.
Jason S on Apr 22, 2018
We have 7 planted Cryptomeria which are doing very well. Now I think we need 3 more to fill in a bit more of open areas around a back fence. The 7 we have have thrived very well and have grown quickly. They do better with good sun light, but even in shade, they are coming along. Will recommend these to other gardeners ...
Barbara D on Apr 7, 2018
fast growing and height
Michael S on Mar 30, 2018
I'm looking for hardy plants that require little care and will grow quickly to give me privacy from the subdivision being put in around our property.
Anne A on Dec 6, 2017
needed privacy trees
peggy H on Nov 28, 2017
They look great and grow fast.
stan i on Oct 25, 2017
Because my husband put in this type 10 years ago and they are tall now and provide the screening that we wanted.
Carolinda C on Oct 22, 2017
We already have one and it is beautiful.
Sharon K H on Mar 19, 2017
I have planted Cryptomeria trees at both my previous and current residences. They are very fast growing, very hardy and require little maintenance. They look great in all seasons, seem to be deer resistant and have a deep root system so they wont blew over or become uprooted as easy as some other type fast growing screening trees in high winds and/or heavy rain/snow fall. They are an excellent choice for privacy screening between neighboring yards.
Jim T on Feb 26, 2017
Planting near a small building I have on the property. Hoping for some shade and a tree that only needs light watering. Evergreens are great for our winters - giving some color in the snowscape.
Jeffrey E on Oct 25, 2016
Fast growing, hardy tree
jennifer m on Oct 24, 2016
I am looking for fast growing evergreens, Cryptomeria Radicans seems what I am looking for.
Lyubov R on Oct 14, 2016
I wanted a large evergreen to plant close to my deck for privacy and beauty.
Ruth M on Oct 12, 2016
We already have one and we like it very much.
William D on Sep 22, 2016
like the idea of soft needles
cindy m on Sep 16, 2016
Again grew one in California. Unfortunately the extreme dry winds, blistering heat left this plant totally brown and I will not be using them again!
Carol W on Sep 5, 2016
Plan to use a privacy screening, already have some Cryptomeria and the deer will leave them alone, and they are low maintenance!
Waltraud B on Aug 1, 2016
I didn't get this tree on this purchase. We got 10 of the smallest ones in a previous purchase for along a fence line. I love their graceful waves in the wind.
Genella T on Jun 15, 2016
We are adding to our Cryptomeria collection! They make great property border plants. Fast growing and hardy.
Terri A on Jun 14, 2016
Fast growing, good reputation for creating quick border from neighbors
Ray H on Sep 29, 2018
Previous owner planted a few and they’ve done great.
Jason S on Apr 22, 2018
Do the roots grow on the surface and spread or do the bulb, or perhaps more or less straight down? I want to plant them along the side of my home but don't want them to tear up the foundation in a couple years...
James J on Nov 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: it bulbs
How do I trim this tree?
lois o on Feb 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Cryptomeria grow quickly and can form very dense foliage, so it’s important to prune back any dead or diseased branches at the start of summer and continue to prune regularly through all seasons except winter. Use pruning shears as needed to ensure sunlight reaches the inner branches. You can prune back container grown Cryptomeria by up to a third to promote healthy growth in your decorative pot.
Are these trees deer resistant?
jcwrong on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Not had a problem with the local flock. Have 7 resident deer who ignore the Cryptomeria and basically consume everything else. Not been in stress with a lack of vegetation or drought as there is sufficient food around. No success with anything with a leaf as those are the main course.
How close should you plant them for privacy and how far from a fence?
Tara K on Aug 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Cryptomeria Radicans can get quite large so it is suggested to plant them 10-15ft apart and the same length from a fence.
What is the life expectancy of cryptomeria?
Elizabeth V on Sep 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hello Elizabeth,

I am very pleased with the rapid growth of my tree and the fact that it requires little attention other than watering it once a week or so. However, I do not know its lifespan. With your question I have researched it online, but find no other info other than that at least some varieties of the cryptomeria live 200 -300 years - but they seem to be a giant variety. I assume it will live longer than I will, ( I am 72), and give me much pleasure. Gayle
Which Season is best to plant Cryptomeria Radicans in zone 7?
Aree M on Oct 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in Las Vegas, Zone 9. I try to plant in the Fall. This allows the plant to establish itself during a time of year when the weather is cool and it has time to develop a root system which will sustain it during the heat of summer the following year. Hope this helps. I planted my cryptomeria in partial shade because of the intensity of the sun here. Hope this helps!
What kind of fertilizer to use on Cryptomeria Radicans ? At what frequency?
william k on Oct 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They are not fussy--good acid base/ sunshine.
how much water would this tree absorb in a week?
beryl n on Jun 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This species should get a minimum of an inch of water each week. Monitor the amount of water your Cryptomeria is receiving by placing a dish near the plant as you irrigate and adjust water amounts as necessary.
We have a rabbit infestation problem in our area. What could we do to protect our Cryptomeria?
Yvette V on Jun 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: That really depends on the size of the trees. Ours are about 8 feet and 1 year planted so not huge in diameter yet. We put poultry netting around them to keep the male dog from killing them. You can get the poultry/chicken wire that is green so it blends in...
Are they ok with coastal fog- burns off mid day?
Janice w on May 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have found cryptomeria radicans most resistant to the problems of moisture, heat, sun, and the combinations thereof than virtually any other evergreen I have tried. I don't think the coastal fog-burns will be a problem at all. If they get enough water, they seem to do fine. Be careful not to burn with too much fertilizer!
I have quite a few walnut trees in my yard. Is Cryptomeria radians juglone tolerant?
Virginia W on May 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: All the research that we have done, states that it is tolerant.
I have wet, soggy soil. Will these grow? It is full sun.
Mary Ann T on Jul 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My research on Cryptomeria indicated they do best in well drained soil. In overly wet soil they are susceptible to root rot. The full sun condition is good but if the soil stays wet you may want to consider something else. I would recommend researching this more on line to get more information and possibly find a similar tree that does not mind wet feet.

Hope this helps.

Spencer Boles
can you plant evergreens in the summer?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have been successful in planting evergreens in the summer, however you need to make sure that you have prepared the soil properly by adding peat moss to increase the moisture retention of the soil plus proper mulching to reduce the evaporation. The plant will require frequent watering and in order to avoid over watering you will need to check the soil under the mulch. You do not want to water the surface of of the planting the best way is to water drip out of hose in to a slightly raised border around the plant which will also the water to soak down to the roots of the tree. If you have the option It is best to plant evergreen in the early fall or early spring after the last frost. I do recommend plant insurance as it has proven very beneficial in the past. I plated several of these trees in October of 2013 and they now have about 8 to 10 inches of upward growth.
How does this do in high wind areas vs. the Green Giant Thuja?
Pete N on Jun 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It does fine in high wind.
Do they need to be trimmed? I had it planted a year ago and it is top heavy
Tony D on May 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Cryptomeria grow quickly and can form very dense foliage, so it’s important to prune back any dead or diseased branches at the start of summer and continue to prune regularly through all seasons except winter. Use pruning shears as needed to ensure sunlight reaches the inner branches. You can prune back container grown Cryptomeria by up to a third to promote healthy growth in your decorative pot.
In the product details, it lists spacing as 5'. In an answer to a question about spacing, one of the "staff" says 10' to 15' apart. Which is it?
Tom M on Sep 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Leaving about 10 ft between them will give each tree enough space to grow fully outward. However, that being said, if you are trying to do a more solid screening you can pant closer together or stagger them as shown in the picture on website. Ours are 25-30 tall, still growing and easily have a full 10 ft+ girth (diameter). Hope this helps!
Do these bronze in the winter in zone 7a?
Kayfro on Jun 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine are in zone 6b and did so slightly, but are doing just fine and brightened up with spring. This was their first full growing season since planting last year and they've grown almost a foot.
Do these trees get pine cones or drop their needles?
michelle r on Sep 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Cryptomeria have cones about 1/2" to 3/4" in diameter which remain on the tree. They are not "pine" cones, but rounded and look more like cypress cones.

All evergreens drop needles upon regeneration of new ones--this is nature's way of replenishing and renewing. Cryptomeria drops needles probably every third or fourth year, much like Douglas-fir or Sequoia.
Will the cryptomeria radical grow in upstate NY?
Marcy S on Aug 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 5-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
normal shape when top cut?
Philip S on Jul 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Philip
I would not recommend top cutting Cryptomeria Radicans. It will leave a hollow top area.
How close to the house can this tree be planted?
Digna S on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would plant 7-10 feet away from your house.
What is the best time of year to plant these trees?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Early fall is great for planting these trees. Also spring. But the summer is OK if you make sure not to let the roots overheat before planting and give them plenty of water for the first few months in the ground. They are hearty trees.
I need a wind break. Will this tree hold up to heat, wind, drought and winter cold in the front range foothills of Colorado?
Ellyn A on Feb 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 5-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Cryptomeria japonica var. sinensis is not the same as Cryptomeria japonica 'Radicans' . They have very different appearances. Which tree do you sell?
Ken D on Sep 19, 2018
I’m in zone 7. Will trees grow in sandy soil if supplemented with peat moss, top soil and mulch?
Steve H on Sep 15, 2018
Does this tree have a deep root system? We need large shrubs or trees to prevent soil erosion. Thanks!
Pwine13 on Sep 4, 2018

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