SOFT, FAST-GROWING EVERGREEN PERFECT FOR PRIVACY
Few privacy trees offer the enchanting look of the Japanese Cryptomeria Radicans trees. Have passersby stop at all times of the year in awe at this breathtaking privacy screen!
This Japanese Cedar tree is a handsome coniferous evergreen featuring green foliage that is soft, exceptionally dense, blue-green, and feathery. The red-brown bark of the Cryptomeria trees contrasts the spirally arranged blue-green needle leaves nicely. In the fall, the branch tips will produce small seed cones.
It grows in a columnar to pyramidal growth habit, therefore, offering good contrast to its dark green leafed evergreen leaves. The Cryptomeria Japonica Radicans is a quick grower with a single trunk and is not prone to the tip blight from which many other japonica cultivars suffer. It is also resistant to pests and diseases, even deer resistant, and drought tolerant. The package deal!
This privacy tree’s habit is tall and slender and offers year-round beauty as a cedar tree for privacy or specimen tree. It is a fast-growing evergreen tree of the cypress family that is perfect for borders, foundation plantings, or rock gardens.
JAPANESE CRYPTOMERIA CARE
The Cryptomeria Radicans growth rate reaches 12 to 16 feet tall within 5 years of planting. It can grow up to 3-4 feet per year. Mature heights of the radicans grow 30 to 40 feet tall sometimes up to 50 feet and 15-20 feet wide.
The Radicans thrive in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. However, the Japanese Cedar can adapt to a variety of soil conditions including clay soils; it does best in moist, enriched garden soil types. Light shade is best as it prefers growing in full sun in most planting sites. Space these fast-growing evergreen privacy trees 5 to 6 feet apart for a dense privacy screen or perimeter planting. You can even plant to protect from the winter winds! Their fast growth rate will help in no time!
Prune your ornamental tree to the desired shape. If left untouched, it will grow in a pyramid shape. Grows best across the United States in USDA growing zones 5-9. The emerald green needles may turn bronze in cold temperatures.
Planting your Cryptomeria Trees
Your order will include planting instructions for these cryptomeria japonica radicans. You can also check out our Evergreen Tree Grow Guide for more information on planting evergreen conifers. It is shipped rooted in soil (not bare root) to help establish a strong root system when you plant it. Be sure to plant it the same business day as it arrives or as soon as possible
The Cryptomeria shrub grows quickly – especially during the growing season (spring and fall). Keep soil moist and water deeply to the top of the root during the first year of planting. They are fairly disease resistant to blight and leaf spot but adding a slow-release fertilizer at the top of the root ball will help with maintenance.
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Full Sun / Partial Shade
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Thank you, Mary for your kind words. Happy to hear your Cryptomeria Radicans Tree is doing well. Hope you are too. See you around!
Plant arrived in perfect shape, hence their namesake. My favorite nursery!
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My first time buying from Perfect Plants was an A+! The ten Cryptomeria Radicans trees I ordered all arrived in excellent condition - a result of great packaging. The trees are a beautiful green with a hint of blue and look very healthy; and are about 2.5 ft tall. I'm really happy with my purchase and will buy from Perfect Plants again.
Hi Jeff! We truly value the trust you put in our team for your Cryptomeria Radicans Tree order. Providing excellent customer service is something we strive for and glad it shows. We cannot wait to assist you again. Take care!
My Perfect Plants provides wonderful customer service. They were extremely helpful to me in my second time ordering from them. They provided links and additional information in the care of the trees I ordered. Alex and team gave a very high levy of customer service I have been bragging about their products and services to everyone I can. The care that goes into shipping of the live trees ordered is impeccable. How they designed the shipping method is innovative. They honored my tree warranty on my previous ordered. The team wants your live plants to survive and flourish as much as their customers do and go to great lengths to ensure success. I’ll order again!
Wow, Jennifer! You truly made our day with your kind words. We always strive in providing the best service and happy to hear Alex and his team did just that. We hope you enjoy your Cryptomeria Radicans Tree for many years to come and we look forward to seeing you again.
Received my Cryptomeria trees today and they are more than I expected. Well packaged for the sake of the plant. The soil still had moisture in the planters. Sunk them right away and am over the moon happy with them. The Customer Service was great working with me even during the worst hurricane ever. Thank you so much! I love my Cryptomerias.
Hi Jennifer! We are positive that your new Cryptomeria Radicans Tree loves you too. We are honored you took the time to leave us a few kind words and hope to see you again!