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.
Buy our Cryptomeria Radicans for sale. The bright green, feathery foliage will illuminate any landscape.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Radicans'
- Fast growing
- Provides privacy
- Cold tolerant