Cryptomeria japonica ‘Chapel View’

('Chapel View', Japanese Cedar)


$189.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Chapel View? is a beautiful, restrained, raindrop shaped, blue-green needle evergreen shrub discovered by Paul Jones, Horticulturist, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke University, Durham, N.C. Paul noticed a witches? broom (abnormal compact growth) about 60 feet high in a typical Cryptomeria japonica (see photo). He climbed the tree on two occasions to retrieve cuttings (propagation material). Two, 7 foot by 5 foot plants, sited in the Asiatic area of the Gardens are densely branched and foliaged from the base, forming a broad raindrop shaped outline.
The blue-green needle color persists year-round whereas many Cryptomeria japonica cultivars develop bronze to reddish brown coloration in cold weather. The persistent, unsightly, brown male cones, common to cultivars like ?Black Dragon? (see photo), have not developed on the plants in the Gardens.

Description

Best grown in moist, rich, fertile, acidic, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Soils should not be allowed to dry out. Site in a location protected from drying winter winds.

Additional information

Common Name

'Chapel View', Japanese Cedar

Botanical Name

Cryptomeria japonica 'Chapel View'

Container/Amount

25 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

10 ft.

Width

8 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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