Cryptomeria japonica 'Araucarioides'

Araucarioides Japanese Cedar



Family: Taxodiaceae

Genus: Cryptomeria

Parent: Cryptomeria japonica

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 8

Size: 15' tall and wide after 40 years

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun


Whip-like branches with dark green foliage and whorls of branchlets at the ends. Similar to 'Athrotaxoides', 'Lycopodioides', Selaginoides' and 'Viminalis'. Reminiscent of the genus Araucaria.

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My Experience: 

I purchasd this 1-gallon plant at Maple Ridge Nursery in Covington, GA in October 2010 and potted it up to a 2-gallon pot for the winter, while deciding where to put it. I planted it in the Abelias And More garden in 2011 and it struggled. It died in spring 2013.

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