Cryptomeria japonica ‘Black Dragon’

('Black Dragon', Japanese Cedar)


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Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

This upright dwarf Japanese cedar cultivar has a generally columnar shape but is quite irregular. Full sun produces best growth results, but it can tolerate some shade. ‘Black Dragon’ is a great substitute for dwarf Alberta spruce in hotter climates. It has very dark green foliage with prominent cones.

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Description

Best grown in moist, rich, fertile, acidic, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Soils should not be allowed to dry out. Site in a location protected from drying winter winds. This shrub is often available in multiple sizes.

Additional information

Common Name

'Black Dragon', Japanese Cedar

Botanical Name

Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon'

Container/Amount

7 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

8 ft.

Width

4 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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