Cryptomeria Radicans


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.

Botanical Name:

Cryptomeria japonica var. sinensis

Average Height: 30 – 40 feet
Average Width: 15 – 20 feet
Sunlight: full sun, part sun
Spacing: 12 – 15 feet
Growth Rate: Fast
Grow Zones: 5 to 9

US Hardiness Grow Zone Map

USDA Hardiness Grow Zone Map

Cryptomeria Radicans Special Features

  • Fast growing
  • Provides privacy
  • Evergreen
  • 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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