• Foliage of CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Rasen' in October
  • Beautifule green foliage of CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Rasen'

CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Rasen' (Japanese cedar, Japanese redwood)


This Japanese cedar (Japanese redwood) grows in a very narrow column. The foliage of CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Rasen' is green and not very tight. The leaves and branches are twisted. This conifer is very hardy and takes up little space in a garden.

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This Japanese cedar (Japanese redwood) has bright green foliage. The branches and leaves of CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Rasen' are twisted. This conifer grows in the form of a column. Even old, it occupies only a small space. Therefore, it can also find a place in small gardens. This plant easily grows in wet soils.

In order to learn more about CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Rasen' (Japanese cedar, Japanese redwood) , its planting and how to take care of it, discover below important technical facts. If there are multiple options shown (for example: nature of soil), this means they are all suitable for the plant.

Approximate height after 10 years
2 - 3 m
Possible spots for planting
full sun (from noon until 5 p.m. minimum), half shade (no sun from noon until 5 p.m.), shade (no direct sunlight)
Special interest in spring
foliage, shape
Special interest in summer
foliage, shape
Special interest in autumn
foliage, shape
Special interest in winter
foliage, shape
Color of foliage
Kind of foliage
Possible uses
isolated, bedding, pot
Need of humidity
mean, humid, very wet
Cold resistance
hardy under -20°C
Acceptable kind of soil
light, normal, heavy
Acceptable pH
acid (less than 6.5), neutral (between 6.5 and 7.5), calcareous (more than 7.5)
Pruning period
usable for bonsai, shape
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