CRYPTOMERIA japonica

Japanese Cedar 

SKU: ES 73 Bonsai
Stock: Out Of Stock

Family: Cupressacea
Subfamily: Taxodioideae

Characteristics: Evergreen Tree to 50 m, usually 10-20 m in cultivation

Seeds per packet: 50
Seed per gram: 400

$4.25 AUD Excl. GST

The Japanese cedar is a slender, pyramidal evergreen conifer with tiered horizontal branching, which is slightly pendulous in habit with soft foliage. In cooler climates, the foliage turns a bronze colour. The tiny, round cones on the tree can last a year or more.
Native to forested areas in Japan and China, where it typically grows as a single-trunk tree to 50 metres tall with a 2.4-metre diameter. It produces much more petite in cultivation, more commonly to 15-20 metres tall.

The timber is highly fragrant and weather-resistant. The wood is used to make staves, tubs, casks, and building and furniture.

It is Japan's national tree, often planted at temples and shrines. 

Prefers moist, rich, well-drained soils in a sunny position but will tolerate light shade.

Cold stratification is recommended.

Method of cold stratification:

Soak seed for 24 hours in water
Place the seed on a moist paper towel and fold over or sow as usual in the container.
Put a paper towel or container in a plastic bag and place it in the refrigerator for 4-6 weeks.
Remove to a warm area and await germination.

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