Cryptomeria Radicans Are a Fast Growing Evergreen Popular for Privacy
Cryptomeria Japonica Radicans, also known as Japanese Cedars, is a fast-growing evergreen tree commonly used for privacy. The soft foliage is dark green. Cryptomeria Radicans are pretty easy to grow. They adapt well to many soil types, even hard-packed clay.
Cryptomeria Radicans have few problems. Although they tolerate many soil types, wet soil could create a fungus that turns the foliage closest to the trunk brown and eventually dies.
These trees are a popular alternative to the Green Giant Thuja for homeowners because they don’t take up as much space.
Cryptomeria japonica var. sinensis
|30 – 40 feet
|15 – 20 feet
|full sun, part sun
|12 – 15 feet
|5 to 9
USDA Hardiness Grow Zone Map
Cryptomeria Radicans Special Features
- Fast growing
- Provides privacy
- Cold tolerant
Cryptomeria Radicans Frequently Asked Questions
How fast do Cryptomeria Radicans grow?
Growth rate is considered fast. You can expect 3 to 4 feet of growth per year.
How far apart do you plant Cryptomeria Radicans?
For creating privacy, plant them 4 to 6 feet apart measuring from the center of the planting hole.
Do Cryptomeria Radicans prefer sun or shade?
Cryptomeria Radicans adapt easily to most soil & sun conditions. They will grow the fastest getting at least 4 to 6 hours of sun a day but will do just fine with some shady areas. Just keep them from an area that stays too moist. They don't like having 'wet feet'.
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