Cryptomeria japonica Spiralis Taxodiaceae
Spiralis Japanese Cedar krip-tow-ME-ri-a ja-PON-i-ka
- Conifer, evergreen, tree/shrub, densely branched, broad upright habit, vigorous, about 5 ft ×
5 ft (1.5 m × 1.5 m) in 10 years, Leaves (needles) light-green, they spiral around the
thick branchlets and form twisted ropes of foliage. "Occasionally, with age, this plants
develops a stem and forms a narrow cone several meters tall, then the branches will spiral around the stem
and the foliage is gradually changed" [less tightly spiraled] (Krüssmann (1985).
- Sun and part shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (5)6 Imported to Holland from Japan in 1860.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: east side of Weatherford Hall.