770-442-3901

Plant Guide

shrub

Gyokuryu Japanese Cedar

Cryptomeria japonica 'Gyokuryu'

Add To My Wish List

 
Gyokuryu Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica 'Gyokuryu') at Autumn Hill Nursery

Gyokuryu Japanese Cedar

Gyokuryu Japanese Cedar

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

A spreading, pyramid shaped evergreen tree with dark green foliage that is consistent throughout the year, ideally suited as an accent, or planted in groups for interest; water on a regular basis until established

Ornamental Features

Gyokuryu Japanese Cedar is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has attractive dark green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. The peeling antique red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Gyokuryu Japanese Cedar is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Gyokuryu Japanese Cedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting

Planting & Growing

Gyokuryu Japanese Cedar will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Massing 
Applications
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

Be in the know on all our specials, sales and seasonal events. Join our Email List today.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Purchase a Gift Card

Give the gift of gardening. Purchase a gift card today.

Grateful Deadheaders Club

Join Our Garden Club. We meet the 3rd Tuesday every month at 7 PM.

Woodstock, GA

4256 Earney Road
Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: 770-442-3901

}

Fall Hours

Monday - Friday 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday 12 PM - 4 PM

Sign Up forOur E-News

Sign Up forOur E-News

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

Benefits to subscribing to our free E-News

- Inspiring gardening ideas

- Solutions to landscaping problems

- Keep abreast of workshops, events & sales

- Find out what’s looking good at the nursery

- Timely gardening tips

- Fun quizzes for prizes

You have successfully signed up for our E-News.