Black Dragon Japanese Cedar

Black Dragon Japanese Cedar

Regular price $40.00 Sale

Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon'

Black Dragon Japanese Cedar is a dense, irregular-growing but conical evergreen with needle-like, green to almost black foliage. New spring growth, however, is light green.

Produces tiny, roundish, red-brown cones. This beautiful, small specimen tree is best used in rock gardens or large containers. Grows slowly to 5' tall and 7' wide in ten years; takes even longer to reach maturity.        

 *Deer Seldom Browse*

Photos courtesy of Toms Creek Farm & Nursery in Farmer, North Carolina (336) 857-2131
Ornamental Characteristics
Category Tree
Foliage Type Needled Evergreen/Conifer
Height 6' - 10'
Spread 3' - 5'
Shape Conical (with captivating irregularities)
Primary Foliage Color Dark Green (almost Black)
Seasonal Foliage Color Dark Green (almost Black)
Cones Yes. Dainty & Pretty
Specimen Quality Yes


Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Slow
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences
Dry to Average: Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage
Cold Hardiness Zone  5 to 9