Taiwania cryptomerioides Taxodiaceae, Cupressaceae
Formosan Redwood, Taiwan Cedar, Taiwania
- Evergeen conifer, a tree to a height of over 50 m (164 ft) in its habiiat, but much less in cultivation. Bark gray-brown, exfoliating in strips. Needles on younger trees narrow-linear to sickle-shaped, to 17 mm long, blue-green. Leaves on adult trees scale-like, 5-6 mm long. Cones terminal, 8-12 mm long, globose or ovate, similar to those of Tsuga.
- Sun, but sheltered, acidic soil that is well-drained.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 8 Native to the slopes of Mt. Morrison, Taiwan.
- The needles on young trees resemble those of Crypotmeria but they are longer and stouter.
- Portland, OR: Elk Rock