- 6-8 girth, 35-50 litres pot
It has bright green foliage that has a tint of yellow when young, before maturing to green with a tint of purple in the winter. Similar in appearance to some of GardenPlantOnline’s many plants, the Japanese actually requires much less maintenance because of its slow growth-speed and it is also better suited to the British climate.
All conifers are known for their hardiness and resilience against the elements. We often think of them being heavily covered with snow during the winter, but they can look equally as bold and impressive against a bright blue summer sky. Conifers get their name from the “cones” that they produce – which come in all shapes and sizes. Conifer leaves are evergreen and will either be needle-shaped or scale-like.
Latin Name: Cryptomeria Japonica Hungarian Gold
English Name: Japanese Cedar
Genus: Cryptomeria (part of the Cedrus/Cedar and Cupressaceae/Cypress families)
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flower: Brown Spherical Cones.
Flowering Period: Spring.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-drained. Chalk. Clay. Sand. Loam.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: High (H6)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -20 °C to -15 °C (-4 °F to 5 °F)
Suggested Uses: Borders, Ornamental, Specimen, Showcase, Architectural, Courtyard styles.
Maintenance: No pruning required, but can be trimmed and shaped (if desired) each year in the autumn.
Growth Habit: Bushy/Round.
Growth Speed: Slow (10cm to 20cm per year).
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