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Cryptomeria japonica | Japanese Cedar - Half Standard - 145 cm

Cryptomeria japonica | Japanese Cedar - Half Standard - 145 cm

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Cryptomeria japonica, commonly known as Japanese cedar or Sugi in Japanese, is a large evergreen tree native to Japan. It belongs to the cypress family, Cupressaceae, and is the only species in the genus Cryptomeria. The tree can grow up to 70 meters tall and 4 meters in diameter, making it one of the largest trees in Japan. It has a conical shape when young and becomes more pyramidal as it ages. The bark of the Cryptomeria japonica is reddish-brown and deeply furrowed, with long, narrow leaves that are bright green in color and arranged in a spiral around the branches. The tree produces small, round cones that are about 1.5-2.5 cm in diameter and have a woody texture. The cones turn brown when mature and release small, winged seeds that are dispersed by the wind. Japanese cedar is an important tree in Japan for its wood, which is highly valued for its strength, durability, and beauty. The wood is used in construction, furniture, and decorative objects, and is also used in the production of traditional Japanese musical instruments such as shamisen and koto.
  • Common Name

    Japanese Cedar

  • Family


  • Type

    Evergreen tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    small, inconspicuous, and non-showy

  • Foliage

    short, awl-shaped, spirally arranged

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

12 m +

Mature Width

4–8 metres

Shape / habit

conical habit

Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing or East–facing, full sun, partial shade, sheltered

Soil Type

Chalk, clay, loam, sand

Soil moisture

Moist but well–drained

Growing Period




all year



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Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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