#098 Japanese Cedar
(Cryptomeria japonica)

Statistics (2023)

  • Circumference (In.): 53″
  • Height (Ft.): 40′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 15′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 17″
  • Total Points: 97

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2023
  • Current condition: Good
  • Property Type: Public
  • Ecological Value:  The reddish-brown exfoliating bark can be quite attractive, and the wood is highly valued for building many things. This cedar is resistant to damage by deer and is slightly salt tolerant. It is generally considered low maintenance. The soft, graceful habit of the Japanese cedar makes it ideal as a specimen tree in a lawn or naturalized area. It is a great alternative to the leyland cypress for screening purposes. Shorter cultivars are available.  It may reach 50 to 70 feet tall and 20 to 30 feet wide with a conical to pyramidal shape