5 to 9
50 to 60 ft. with a maximum of 100 ft
20 to 30 ft.
Pyramidal or conical with a stout trunk and erect, wide-spreading branches
Best in full sun
Rich, deep, lightly permeable, acidic, moist soil preferable
Cones are inconspicuous.
Seeds in ½ inch to 1 inch broad, dark brown terminal cones
: Graceful and stately specimen tree; great for avenues; makes great privacy barrier; good substitute for Leyland cypress
Native range is China and Japan; introduced 1861
Leaf blight, leaf spot, branch dieback
Fast growth rate; bright blue-green summer foliage