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5.‘Yoshino’ Cryptomeria

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Yoshino’


Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
5 – 9
Height:
50 – 60  with a maximum of 100’
Spread:
20 – 30
Habit:
Pyramidal or conical with a stout trunk and erect, wide-spreading branches
Light:
Best in full sun
Soil:
Rich, deep, lightly permeable, acidic, moist soil preferable
Flowers:
Cones: inconspicuous
Fruit:
seeds in 1/2 – 1 broad, dark brown terminal cones
Landscape use:
Graceful and stately specimen tree; great for avenues; makes great privacy barrier; good substitute for Leyland cypress
History:
Native range is China and Japan; introduced 1861
Pests\Problems:
Problems: leaf blight, leaf spot, branch dieback
Significant Features:
Fast growth rate; bright blue-green summer foliage