Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon'

Black Dragon Japanese Cedar

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Family: Taxodiaceae

Genus: Cryptomeria

Parent: Cryptomeria japonica

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: To 7' tall and 4' wide, can reach 10' tall

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Dark green mature foliage, lighter green new growth. Stays dark green in winter. Dense, stiff, pyramidal form but slightly irregular. Vigorous in youth, then slowing once it reaches 6 to 7' tall and thickening.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in May 2011 and planted it on the corner of the pool fence near the pool equipment, replacing an Augusta Beauty Gardenia.


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