|Grid reference||ST 15112 77675|
|Common name||Japanese red cedar|
|Height||17M February 2019|
|Girth||202cm February 2019|
This tree is on the east boundary of the Iris Garden.
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.