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Black Dragon Japanese Cedar Plant

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Description

Black Dragon Japanese Cedar is a conifer with very dark foliage that becomes blackish green in winter. Grown in 3-gallon size, it thrives in growing zones 6-9.

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The Black Dragon Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon') is a beautiful and unique evergreen conifer that is known for its dark green foliage. It is a relatively slow-growing tree, reaching heights of up to 20 feet and widths of up to 10 feet at maturity. The Black Dragon Japanese Cedar has a pyramidal habit and dense foliage. The needles are about 1 inch long and are arranged in spirals around the stem. The new growth is light green in color, but it darkens to a deep green as it matures. The Black Dragon Japanese Cedar produces small, brown cones in the fall.

Black Dragon Japanese Cedar tree

The Black Dragon Japanese Cedar is a relatively low-maintenance tree. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is drought-tolerant and disease-resistant. Water the Black Dragon Japanese Cedar regularly, especially during the first year after planting. Fertilize it once a year in the spring with a balanced fertilizer.

The Black Dragon Japanese Cedar is a versatile tree that can be used in a variety of ways in the landscape. It can be planted as a specimen tree, in groups, or in borders. It is also a good choice for growing in containers. The Black Dragon Japanese Cedar is also a popular choice for bonsai.

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Black Dragon Japanese Cedar in a container

Here are some additional tips for growing Black Dragon Japanese Cedars:

  • Prune Black Dragon Japanese Cedars in the late winter or early spring to remove any dead or diseased wood and to shape the tree as desired.
  • Black Dragon Japanese Cedars can be propagated by seed, cuttings, or grafting.
  • Black Dragon Japanese Cedars are susceptible to a number of pests and diseases, so it is important to inspect them regularly and to take steps to control any problems that arise.

With proper care, Black Dragon Japanese Cedars can thrive for many years to come and add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your landscape.

Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.

We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.

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Please note that the plant will be shipped in its pot, securely fastened with multiple layers of clear tape to prevent any shifting or damage during transit. This ensures that the plant arrives to you with minimal damage, safely and securely. We have been employing this method for shipping plants for several years, occasionally using smaller pots for added safety and convenience during transit. It's important to understand that many plants enter a dormant state during the fall and winter months, resulting in the loss of most leaves and appearing dry or lifeless. This is a natural process, and come springtime, they will begin to regrow and thrive once again. Please be aware that due to regulations set by the Department of Agriculture, there are certain plants and sizes that we are unable to ship to California. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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