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Cryptomeria japonica 'Cristata'

Hardy Tree

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Intriguing cockscomb-like growth

Dense bright green needles

A fabulous specimen for topiary

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Striking, cockscomb-like growth adds an unusual twist to this variety of Japanese Cedar. Cryptomeria japonica ‘Cristata’ bears an attribute known as ‘fasciation’ that causes flattening and distortion of the stem tips. The crested growth is scattered throughout and sometimes grows as large as a hand. Despite its modern looks, this slow-growing cedar is actually an old Japanese cultivar dating from before 1900 and is one of the most vigorous varieties displaying fasciated growth. Eventually growing into a slender, conical tree with upturned branches and dense, bright green foliage, it makes an eye-catching specimen. 'Cristata' takes pruning well and makes an excellent subject for topiary or bonsai. Height: 4m (13ft). Spread: 2m (6.5ft) in 10yrs.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 4m (13ft)
Spread Up to 2m (6.5ft)

Hardy Tree

low maintenance gardenspecimen plant

sun or semi shade


1 x 15 Litre Potted Plant (Height 80cm+) (KF3162)

Grow Cryptomeria plants in moist, but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Choose a position that is sheltered from cold, drying winds.
Once established, Cryptomeria plants require no pruning or maintenance.

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