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Japanese Cedar
Cryptomeria japonica

This very large conifer is native to Japan and has been planted primarily in the southeastern United States as an ornamental tree. This species can grow up to 70 m tall and has a reddish-brown trunk that is 4 m in diameter. This cedar is the national tree of Japan and is commonly planted around shrines and temples in that country.

Habitat:Planted as an ornamental, growing best in full sun.
Growth Habit:Evergreen tree, growing 15-18 m tall or higher.
Bloom Time:Mid-spring.
Longevity:Moderate.
Presence in US:DC MA MD PA LA NC NY VA
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