Cryptomeria japonica 'Mushroom'

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Mushroom’

This dwarf selection of Japanese cedar has light green juvenile foliage in spring but transitions to a dramatic russet-brown later in the season. Color intensifies in winter. It is a slow grower, putting on 2″ to 3″ per year. While brown may not sound like a great color to have n the garden, it almost glows and provides a very dramatic statement. It has thin, evenly spaced needles on delicate branches which creates an open, airy look.

Pronunciation: krip-toh-MER-ee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh

Species Meaning: Of or from Japan

Cryptomeria japonica is native to Japan.

Cultivation Notes

Does want full sun to partial and some summer moisture. Tolerant of salt.

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P19061

Found in Conifer Forest,

Half way up the back towards Gondwana.

We acquired this plant from Al's Garden Center.

Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Cryptomeria

Species: japonica

Variety: Mushroom

Commonly known as: Japanese Cedar

Height: 3ft to 5ft

Spread: <3ft

Water Needs:
Summer - Medium Water
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Part Sun
Soil Type:
Average Soil
Zn 0 to 6 - too cold for me!

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