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Black Dragon Cryptomeria - Japanese Cedar - 3 Gallon Pot
A truly unique conifer that deserves a spot in every landscape where it will grow, the 'Black Dragon' Cryptomeria is a semi-dwarf, slow-growing Japanese cedar with a unique and irregular shape that will capture everyone's attention. Get all the details below!

Black Dragon Cryptomeria - Japanese Cedar - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
Quantity Price Each
1 $63.97
2+ $59.75


Black Dragon Cryptomeria
Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone



Special Attributes

A truly unique conifer that deserves a spot in every landscape where it will grow, the 'Black Dragon' Cryptomeria is a semi-dwarf, slow-growing Japanese cedar with a unique and irregular shape that will capture everyone's attention. No two trees look alike, which means your neighbor could never find one that looked like yours! The tree grows in an upright pyramidal form with layered branches covered in very deep green needles that are stiff to the touch. The new foliage emerges bright green, contrasting nicely with the darker mature foliage. New foliage emerges bright green.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 8 to 10 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide at maturity, the Black Dragon Cryptomeria is ideal for use as a focal point specimen in smaller landscape spaces. It is a very nice accent tree in home foundation plantings where it can be used to frame a corner or entryway or between spaced windows. Also nice as a solo or mixed with trailing plants in container gardens. 

Spacing Recommendations:  8 feet or more apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Cryptomeria is very easy to grow and virtually no maintenance. It is adaptable to many soil types preferring a fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. As with many other ornamental trees it does not like a constantly soggy or wet soil, nor an always dry one, though trees have good drought tolerance when well established. We suggest at least 6 hours of direct sunlight  per day for best performance. Feed in spring with a well-balanced shrub and tree food that contains iron. No pruning will be necessary. 




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Cryptomeria.





Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type: Evergreen Conifer
Height at Maturity: 8-12'
Width at Maturity: 4-6'
Spacing:  6'+ if used in small groupings
Growth Habit / Form: Upright, Pyramidal
Growth Rate: Slow 
Flower Color: None
Flower Size: NA
Flowering Period: NA
Flower Type: NA
Fragrant Flowers: NA
Foliage Color: Rich Green
Fragrant Foliage: Yes
Sun Needs: Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs: Average, Very low when established
Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Soil Moisture / Drainage: Well Drained Moist, Well Drained Dry, Not Constantly Soggy!
Soil pH: 5.0 - 7.0 ( Acid to Neutral)
Maintenance / Care: Low
Attracts: Visual Attention
Resistances: Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect



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