CRYPTOMERIA JAPONICA - Japanese Cedar
Moderate difficulty – 3/5
Daily throughout the growing season, keep moist in winter
Part sun, protect from sun scorch
Green foliage, turning bronze in winter
Suitable for formal upright and group bonsai styles
The Japanese Cedar, also known as Sugi in a Japan, is found in Japanese forests and in Southern China. The tree can grow up to an impressive 200ft tall and is often planted in clusters.
This a tall, cone-shaped tree with bluish green foliage and a massive trunk with thick reddish-brown bark that shreds and peels into long strips. The branches are placed in horizontal rows, rising at the beginning, and falling near their ends. The leaves are small, needle-like and dark green. The needles will turn bronze in winter but come back to green once spring awakens.
- Packet includes 30 seeds and an electronic Japanese Cedar Bonsai Growing Guide