Cryptomeria japonica 'Cristata'
Also known as:
- Crested Japanese Cedar
- Fasciated Japanese Cedar
tree, shrub, conifer
even moisture, drought tolerant
sun, mostly sun, mostly shade, shade
verticillium wilt resistant
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Description by: Greer Gardens Inc.
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This variety is a fast-growing, narrow, conical, upright tree that will reach a mature height of 30'. The ascending branches are stiff and compact with wide, fasciated, cockscomb like tips that lend a highly decorative appearance. Great landscape tree.
Description by: Jockey Hill Nursery
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Crested columnar cryptomeria/tall narrow evergreen
Description by: Forestfarm
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Curious cockscomb-like, crested shoots of bright-green (sometimes as large as a hand), decorate many of the short, upturned branches of this small eye-catching (to 10' eventually) conifer. Sun-PSh/Med
Description by: Lael's Moon Garden
Odd, congested growth on the tips of some branches. Resembles coxcombs. Columnar form. Zones 6-9.
Description by: Specialty Ornamentals
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Of the many conifers that have been selected for fasciations (web-footed contortions) this is one that is very interesting, vigorous, and exceptional as a specimen or a container plant. Since it is a Cryptomeria, it also is happy with most any cultural condition.