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Cryptomeria Radicans

Cryptomeria Radicans
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Regular price $19.95 Sale price
  • 1-2 ft. $19.95
  • 2-3 ft. $39.95 (20% Off)
  • 6-7 ft. $119.95
  • 5-6 ft. $99.95

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Product Details

Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉) 
      5-9 outdoors
   Map 5-9 outdoors
Mature Height:
30-40 ft.
Mature Width:
15-20 ft.
Full Sun
Growth Rate:
Botanical Name:
Cryptomeria japonica var. sinensis
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Product Description

Feathery Soft, Fast-Growing Evergreen Foliage

Why Cryptomeria Radicans?

Merging densely-packed, emerald green foliage with a soft and wispy texture, the Cryptomeria Radicans offers a new spin on your favorite evergreen. Plus, it’s bred to develop at a fast pace…gaining nearly 3 to 4 feet of growth each year.

That means you get its graceful and elegant figure – tall, slender and tapering to a point – quickly. Plant near a deck or patio and sit back and enjoy the flowing foliage.

But 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 conifer is also quite drought tolerant once established. Even better? It’s also disease resistant and practically thrives on neglect. Just plant it and forget it.

Why is Better

But the best benefit is that our Cryptomeria Radicans arrives with a well-developed root system, ready for rapid growth. Because we’ve planted and grown each tree with meticulous care, you get a high-quality perform that’s ready to flourish in your own landscape. You reap the rewards of long-term growth at our nursery.

Don’t wait – the fresh, green growth and quick gains of our Radicans are just a click away. Order your own Cryptomeria Radicans today!

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Very nice shrubs

Arrived in good order. Look healthy. I am eager to see them take root and grow.


Beautiful, Fast, Just as Described

I ordered ten of the 4-5 ft cryptomeria trees to create a very large screen and am delighted with their quality. I confess I was a bit nervous about ordering large trees online (first-timer), but they came within 2 days of ordering (!) and were actually a bit taller than described. From the shipping labels, it seems that they came from a nearby university nursery and were top quality. The trees were shipped with burlap root balls, which made me happy to see they'd likely been ground grown. I have yet to plant them, so I'll see how they do. But if you're a skeptical first-timer like I was, I'd definitely give Fast Growing Trees a try.


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I ordered three 2-3ft cryptomeria radicans. One of them had severely bent branches. If I saw this at a local nursery, I would not have purchased it...the downside of buying online. The other two trees were okay.


Can you send us a photo of the plant that you have concerns about? We'll be happy to take a look and help to make this right!

Elizabeth Wicks

Love two of the trees! I would recommend this product!

I ordered three trees. They were a little smaller than expected but two of the trees were in good condition but the smaller of the three were not as healthy and much smaller as the other two. Umm what is that to say but I hope it will survive the winter!

Brian Byers

2-3Ft. Japanese Cedars

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.

Brian Byers verified customer review of Cryptomeria Radicans

Planting & Care

1. Planting: 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. 

A location with plenty of early morning sun will help foliage grow fuller and prevent fungus on leaves. When you're ready to plant, 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. Place the Cryptomeria in the hole and fill with the dirt you removed.

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. Water thoroughly to ensure that the soil is moist. 

2. Watering: This species should get a minimum of an inch of water each week (generally, running the hose for 30 seconds to one minute is advised). 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.

FGT Tip: 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.

3. Fertilizing: Prior to any new growth in the spring, apply an acidic fertilizer. Always mix and apply according to the label directions.

4. 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. 

Shipping Details

Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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Less than $15 $11.95
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$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
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