|Grid reference||ST 17869 83965|
|Common name||Japanese red cedar|
|Identified by||Tree Register|
|Identified by||RHS Garden Wisley|
|Height||10M June 2015|
|Girth||76cm June 2015|
This tree is on the east side of the lower park, beside the eastern path. Its open cones are almost spherical, about 10mm diameter. There were no new cones visible on the tree in August 2016.
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.