Although Cryptomeria japonica is the only species in the genus this does not mean that all Cryptomeria varieties are the same. In Japan the common name is 'Sugi', they are also known as the Japanese Cedar.
The species itself is a tall evergreen tree that can reach 30 - 40 ft in height, a fairly vigorous grower with a good upright habit with green foliage.
We also have Cryptomeria japonica elegans, one of the more popular varieties, very soft foliage that turns a very nice plum red over winter. It will still reach 30 ft in time.
We also have the smaller growing varieties, and these are widely used in gardens.
From large feature trees to low growing, slow growing hedging plants, Cryptomeria have a lot to offer landscaper.
Where to Buy
Cryptomeria japonica are available for sale from the following nurseries
CAMELLIA FOREST NURSERY
9701 Carrie Road Chapel Hill NC 27516
phone: 919-968-0504 fax: 919-960-7690