Cryptomeria japonica #1 at Parc Cefn Onn

Cryptomeria japonica 0

Cryptomeria japonica
early June 2015

Cryptomeria japonica 1

Cryptomeria japonica
mid November 2015

Grid reference ST 17869 83965
Common name Japanese red cedar
Origin Japan
Deciduous No
Identified by Tree Register
Identified by RHS Garden Wisley
Height 10M June 2015
Girth 76cm June 2015
Reference 215

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.

Cryptomeria japonica bark

Cryptomeria japonica bark
February 2016

Cryptomeria japonica bark2

Cryptomeria japonica shredding bark
early July 2016

Cryptomeria japonica cone

Cryptomeria japonica cone
early June 2015

Cryptomeria japonica foliage

Cryptomeria japonica foliage
early June 2015

Cryptomeria japonica foliage2

Cryptomeria japonica foliage
early June 2015

Cryptomeria japonica foliage3

Cryptomeria japonica foliage
early June 2015

Cryptomeria japonica foliage4

Cryptomeria japonica foliage
mid August 2015

Cryptomeria japonica foliage5

Cryptomeria japonica foliage
mid August 2016

Cryptomeria japonica strobili

Cryptomeria japonica strobili
mid December 2016

Cryptomeria japonica strobili2

Cryptomeria japonica strobili
late January 2017

Cryptomeria japonica cone2

Cryptomeria japonica two cones
mid August 2019

Cryptomeria japonica cone3

Cryptomeria japonica cone
mid August 2019

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.