Cryptomeria japonica 'Golden Promise'

Golden Promise Japanese Cedar

Newly planted

Newly planted


Family: Taxodiaceae

Genus: Cryptomeria

Parent: Cryptomeria japonica

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: 2' tall and wide - eventually

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Miniature with short, light yellow new foliage. Rounded mound. Well-drained soil. Needs afternoon shade in hot climates.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 8" equivalent plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in May 2011 and planted it near the helipad. It scorched in the sun so I potted it up and put the pot in the shade of the Dwarf Pomegranate. It died in summer 2012. I purchased a 1-gallon plant again in October 2013. It struggled again and died in summer 2014.

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