‘Black Dragon’ Japanese Cedar

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Cryptomeria japonica ‘Black Dragon’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9b
‘Black Dragon’ Japanese cedar is a compact, irregularly shaped, pyramidal evergreen with dense and very dark green needlelike foliage. This cedar is an excellent accent for small gardens, ponds, and containers.
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Woody Ornamentals - Trees - Evergreen - Conifers
Growth Size:   Small Tree - 7 to 10 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Pyramidal - Dense - Irregular
Features:   Bold Texture-Shape, Year Round Color and Interest, Naturalizes Well, Bonsai
Deer Resistant, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant, Water once a week in extreme heat
Attracts:   Birds
Garden Ideas:   
Asian-Zen, Urban Minimalist
Flower features:    
that bloom in
Fruit & seed features:    small brown cones that will ripen in summer through fall
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Dark Green
Landscape Uses:    Hedges, Rock Garden, Pond’s edge (on higher, drier ground), Coastal Exposure, Woodland edge
Accent, Border, Container, Specimen
‘Black Dragon’ Japanese Cedar is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Small Tree - 7 to 10 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Slow
Spacing:   5-7 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Moderate
Soil Types:   Slightly Acidic to Neutral   Well-Drained   Adapted to most soil types
General Plant Care:    Water your tree regularly in the first year after planting. Mulching can help conserve moisture and prevent weeds from competing for nutrients and water, but make sure mulch is limited to 2-3inches deep and does not pile up against the bark - no 'mulch volcanoes!'
General Planting Tips:    Trees do best when planted while dormant in fall or winter. Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Be sure to check how large your tree will be when fully grown, to avoid pruning chores or Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove tree from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the tree in the hole. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around tree, taking care to keep away from trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching. Staking is generally not needed or recommended, as it can prevent the tree from growing strong roots.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Acidic fertilizer after flowering according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Pruning should not be required if the tree is selected to fit the available space. If pruning is needed to maintain hight and shape, do not use wound paint over the cut - the tree will create its own 'scab'. You may wish to prune lower branches of deciduous trees as they grow taller to maintain a safe walking area underneath. Do not prune the 'leader' or main shoot of the tree.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9b

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M J.
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Tiny Plants

So far, so good. They are beautiful and small. I’m hoping they will make it through the winter. At the moment they are thriving.