Golden Japanese Cedar
The golden colour of Cryptomeria japonica ‘Sekkan Sugi’ is what makes the Japanese Cedar a stand out in the garden.
In spring to summer pale green foliage is overshadowed by the creamy new growth and this makes it a standout feature tree in the garden.
The growth rate of the evergreen tree is slow, reaching around 2 – 3 metres over 10 years. Use this as a contrast plant against plants with a deeper green foliage, or a feature in the garden border.
With a natural upright conical habit it can also be used as a screening plant.
The colour of this cultivar of the “Japanese Cedar” sets it apart from all the others.
The light green foliage is overshadowed in summer when the entire plant is covered with cream coloured new growth.
In cold winter the foliage may change to a pinkish orange tone.
It forms an upright, pyramidal tree and is an interesting feature in any garden.
It should grow to at least 3M in the first 10 years, growth rate slows as the plant ages.
Care and Growing Notes
This is plant thats well in full sun to part shade, it does require a well drained soil and during dry summer periods will require some extra water especially when young.