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Yoshino Japanese Cedar

SKU:
CRJAYO
$99.99 - $399.99
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SKU:
CRJAYO
Weight:
2.00 LBS
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_description-height:
30 feet
_description-width:
20 feet
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Full Sun, Partial Shade
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Cryptomeria japonica 'Yoshino'
Evergreen/Deciduous:
Evergreen
Family:
Japanese Cedar
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Cryptomeria
Growth Rate:
Fast
Hardiness Zone:
6a
Landscape Uses:
Accent, Specimen
Mature Height:
30 feet
Mature Width:
20 feet
Native:
Prune Time:
Only Prune New Growth
Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs:
Average to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Accent, Specimen

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Product Overview

Cryptomeria japonica 'Yoshino'
A spreading, pyramid shaped evergreen tree with blue-green foliage throughout the year, ideally suited for accent or articulation in the landscape

Yoshino Japanese Cedar is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Yoshino Japanese Cedar is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Features

Yoshino Japanese Cedar has attractive bluish-green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The peeling indian red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Planting & Growing

Yoshino Japanese Cedar will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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