Few privacy trees offer the enchanting look of the Cryptomeria Radicans. Have passersby stop at all times of the year in awe at this breathtaking privacy screen!
This Japanese Cedar is a handsome evergreen featuring green foliage that is exceptionally dense, blue green and feathery. The red brown bark of the Crytomeria trees contrasts the green needle leaves nicely.
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 and is not prone to the tip blight from which many other japonica cultivars suffer. It is also resistant to pests and diseases, 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 perfect for borders, foundations plantings, or rock gardens.
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 grows 30 to 40 feet tall sometimes up to 50 feet and 15-20 feet wide.
The Radicans thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil, however it does best in moist, enriched garden soils. 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 desired shape. If left untouched, it will grow in a pyramid shape.
Planting your Cryptomeria trees
Your order will include planting instructions for this cryptomeria japonica radicans. You can also check out our Evergreen Tree Grow Guide for more information on planting evergreens. It is shipped rooted in well draining 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.
The Cryptomeria shrub grow quickly – especially during the growing season (spring and fall). Keep soil moist and water deeply to the top of the root. 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. Does best in USDA grow zones 5-9. The bright green, feathery foliage will illuminate any landscape.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Radicans'
- Fast growing
- Provides privacy
- Cold tolerant