‘Gyokuryu’ Japanese Cedar

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Cryptomeria japonica ‘Gyokuryu’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 7b
An evergreen shrub that initially displays a low mounding habbit. With age upward growth becomes more pronounced, leading to an irregular pyramidal shape. Vertical growth can be trimmed to keep a lower profile, or left to provide a vertical accent. Deep green, fine textured foliage does not become bronze in winter. Can take sun or shade.
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Woody Ornamentals - Trees - Evergreen - Conifers
Growth Size:   Small Tree - 5 to 15 feet tall, 4 to 8 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Pyramidal - Mounding - Irregular
Features:   Fine-textured Foliage, Year Round Color and Interest
Deer Resistant, Water once a week in extreme heat, Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Attracts:   
Garden Ideas:   
Asian-Zen
Flower features:    
that bloom in
Fruit & seed features:    small brown cones that will ripen in summer through fall
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Green
Short green needles that point toward the end of the stem
Landscape Uses:    Screen, Windbreak, Living Wall
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen
‘Gyokuryu’ Japanese Cedar is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Small Tree - 5 to 15 feet tall, 4 to 8 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   7-10 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Full Shade
Watering:   Average
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:    Trees typically do not require fertilizer.
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 7b

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