Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon'

Also known as:

  • Black Dragon Cryptomeria
  • Black Dragon Japanese cedar

Plant Type

shrub, conifer

Zones

5a-9b

Size

H:6'-20'
W:3'-10'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

rich

Water Needs:

even moisture, low

Sun Exposure:

sun, part sun, part shade, shade

Special Situation:

seaside / salt tolerant

Features

Foliage:

evergreen, green, silver / gray / blue

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Eugene, Oregon

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Arrowhead Alpines

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Watkinsville, Georgia

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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Garden World

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10506 Broadacres Road Hubbard, Oregon

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503-982-2380

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Lael's Moon Garden

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Rochester, Washington

360-273-9567

Greer Gardens Inc.

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Eugene, Oregon

800-548-0111

Arrowhead Alpines

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1310 N Gregory Road PO Box 857 Fowlerville, Michigan

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517-223-3581

Specialty Ornamentals

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Watkinsville, Georgia

706-310-0143

Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

Specialty Ornamentals

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Watkinsville, Georgia

706-310-0143

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Description by: Greer Gardens Inc.

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Eugene, Oregon

800-548-0111

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Light green foliage in the spring, darkens through the years to dark green. Irregular growth habit but overall a pyramidal, compact plant with a growth rate of 3-6" per year. Rarely in cultivation.

Description by: Arrowhead Alpines

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Fowlerville, Michigan

517-223-3581

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A densely upright conical plant with light green nodding new growth that ages to a very deep green. Buchholz considers it one of the best dwarf cultivars.

Description by: Garden World

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Hubbard, Oregon

503-982-2380

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This dense, slow growing, upright conifer has beautiful light green foliage in the spring. It then turns a very deep black-green in summer. Eventually forms into a wide pyramidal shape. Grows slow, 3-6" annually.

Description by: Fantastic Plants

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Bartlett, Tennessee

901-438-1912

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This is one of the best of the modern introductions to this species. Plants are very dark green with new growth a light green creating a wonderful contrast. Plants are dense and pyramidal growing about 5"-6" per year.

Description by: Almost Eden

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Merryville, Louisiana

337-375-2114

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A dwarf, densely branching upright selection of the evergreen Japanese Cedar with dark blackish-green mature foliage and soft green new growth. An excellent specimen plant and backdrop for lighter flowers and foliage. May grow vigorously to 4-6'H then growth slows and branching becomes denser when grown as a specimen. Also a good choice for low maintenance hedges and screens or bonsai.

Description by: Forestfarm

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Williams, Oregon

541-846-7269

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Nodding bright green tips of the new shoots provide eye-catching contrast to the dark-green older foliage that characterizes this dense pyramidal cultivar. Sun-PSh/Med

Description by: Lael's Moon Garden

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Rochester, Washington

360-273-9567

www.laelsmoongarden.com

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Dark green almost black foliage, irregular shape. Good in pots. Evergreen. USDA zones 5-9.

Description by: Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

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A distinctive slow growing pyramidal Japanese Cedar displaying dark green congested foliage that grow to 20' in 20 years. 8-10" plants for spring shipping.

Description by: Specialty Ornamentals

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Watkinsville, Georgia

706-310-0143

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Black Dragon is dark green and strongly upright. Makes a wonderful container centerpiece, or vertical companion to perennials.

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