cryptomeria spiralis with thick bright evergreen foliage spiral foliage on the cryptomeria spiralis shrub
cryptomeria spiralis with thick bright evergreen foliage spiral foliage on the cryptomeria spiralis shrub

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Cryptomeria Spiralis

Cryptomeria japonica 'Spiralis'

Cryptomeria Spiralis Shrubs (Japonica) are eye-catching evergreen shrubs with bright green foliage. With a common name of "Granny's Ringlets," the Cryptomeria Spiralis has needles that twist spirally around branches. A semi-dwarf at 6 to 8 feet in 10 years, Cryptomeria starts moulding, later developing an upright leader as it matures. However, it can be pruned to keep its rounded form, and reaches 20 to 30 feet in 25 years. A handsome conifer year-round, Spiralis is especially attractive in winter.

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Cryptomeria Spiralis Shrubs (japonica) has bright green foliage, somewhat like the skin of a Granny Smith Apple. This cultivar of the native Japanese cedar is slow-growing and is a semi-dwarf at 6 to 8 feet in 10 years. The habit is generally mounding when in its younger years but can be variable and eventually is more upright as it matures.


Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Mature Height: 20 to 30 feet
Mature Width: 25 Feet
Classification: Evergreen Tree
Sunlight: Full Sun to partial shade
Habit: Upright, densely branched
Foliage: Dark Green
Flower Color: Inconspicuous
Pruning Season: Prune in late spring to maintain shape
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, rock gardens, or planted in mass
Growzone: 5-9 Cryptomeria Spiralis Hardiness Zone 5-9

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