Cryptomeria japonica #2 at Parc Cefn Onn

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Cryptomeria japonica
early October 2016

Grid reference ST 17803 84423
Common name Japanese red cedar
Origin Japan
Deciduous No
Height 28M December 2016
Girth 242cm October 2016
Reference 478

This tree is in the upper park, near the ruined summer house

Cryptomeria japonica bark

Cryptomeria japonica bark
late January 2017

Cryptomeria japonica foliage

Cryptomeria japonica foliage
early October 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.