Cryptomeria Yoshino


Cryptomeria Yoshino is a Fast-Growing Tree Popular for Privacy

Cyrptomeria Yoshino, also referred to as a Japanese Cedar, is a fast-growing privacy evergreen tree. It is fast becoming more popular than Leyland Cypress trees. It can handle a wide variety of soil conditions and even some shade. It has blue-green needles that turn to a bit of a bronze coloring in winter. It grows into a loose pyramidal shape.

Cryptomeria Yoshino Trees are a great replacement for Leyland cypress trees in areas that are starting to see problems with Leylands. They grow well in either full sun or shade and tolerate many different soil types. They look good as a stand-alone tree but also work well as privacy screens or windbreaks.

Botanical Name Cryptomeria japonica ‘Yoshino’
Foliage Evergreen
Mature Height 30 – 45 feet
Mature Spread 15 – 20 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Fast

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 10

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 9

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast does a Cryptomeria Yoshino tree grow?

They are considered a fast grower. It grows 2-3 feet a year.

Is the Cryptomeria Yoshino an evergreen?

Yes the Cryptomeria Yoshino is an evergreen. However, an extremely cold winter could cause it to bronze, but it will return to green in the spring.

When should I fertilize a Cryptomeria Yoshino?

It is best to fertilize in early spring and/or mid-fall.