Cryptomeria japonica at Cathays Cemetery

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Cryptomeria japonica
late September 2020

Grid reference ST 18378 78791
Common name Japanese red cedar
Origin Japan
Deciduous No
Map section L
Height 13M September 2020
Girth 236cm September 2020
Reference 601

This tree is north east of chapels near railway line.

Cryptomeria japonica bark

Cryptomeria japonica bark
late September 2020

Cryptomeria japonica foliage

Cryptomeria japonica cones
late September 2020

General tree description

Cryptomeria japonica is a large tree, up to 40 metres tall, with a broad, conic shape and spreading branches. It has reddish-brown shredding bark. The leaves (needles) are pointed, slightly curved, growing densely on long slender branchlets. They are 10 to 15mm long, green or blue-green, with grey-green bands on the inner surface. The cones are spherical, 2cm in diameter, and appear at the shoot ends.