Cryptomeria Spiralis Shrubs

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.

Growzone: 5-9

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This Plants Growzone: 5-9
Growing 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

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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.


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Planting Information

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Cryptomeria japonica 'Spiralis' that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for Cryptomeria Japanese Cedar because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Cryptomeria Spiralis spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally-occurring, beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.


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