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Cryptomeria japonica 'Sekkan-sugi' (Japanese Cedar)

Japanese Cedar 'Sekkan-sugi', Japanese Cedar 'Sekkan', Cryptomeria japonica 'Sekkan'


Creating a focal point in the landscape, Cryptomeria japonica 'Sekkan-sugi' (Japanese Cedar) is a small, conical evergreen conifer adorned with semi-pendulous branches bearing soft, awl-shaped leaves. The foliage is tipped creamy yellow and is most intense when the new growth emerges in spring and early summer. Then it fades to dark green in the heat of the summer. Cones do form on this Japanese Cedar. They are crinkled brown and hang from the ends of the branches in the fall. A fast grower, 12-14 in. per year (30-35 cm), this Golden Japanese Cedar makes an elegant specimen tree.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 10-30 ft. tall (3-9 m) and 10-12 ft. wide (3-4 m).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in any moist, well-drained soils. Protect from drying winds.
  • Easy to grow, easy to care for.
  • No pruning required.
  • Generally pest and disease free.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 4 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10' – 30' (3m – 9m)
Spread 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 4 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10' – 30' (3m – 9m)
Spread 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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