Black Dragon Cryptomeria Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon'

Black Dragon Cryptomeria

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Black Dragon Cryptomeria Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon'

Regular price $76.99
1 Gallon
  • 1 Gallon $76.99
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Product Description

Transformative Landscape Color & Texture

Why the Black Dragon Cryptomeria?

The Black Dragon Cryptomeria is a fan favorite for a reason! Its dark, evergreen needles and layered branches add stunning color and texture to any yard. And its tranquil charm easily transforms your average landscape into a botanical dreamscape!

This tree thrives in full sun and can reach a max height of 10 feet tall by 5 feet wide. And due to its compact nature, it can be planted just about anywhere, as a focal point or hedge in small to large spaces! As the Black Dragon Cryptomeria grows, new foliage starts bright green and eventually darkens to a unique greenish-black as it matures.

Another fantastic feature of the Black Dragon Cryptomeria is that it's fairly adaptable to any soil and doesn't require pruning. Plus, it's pest and disease resistant, as well as deer and drought tolerant once established for added appeal. 

What's more is that its alluring, layered branches make the perfect home for wildlife that enjoy snacking on the small pinecones it produces.

Ready to spruce up your landscape? Then hurry and order your Black Dragon Cryptomeria today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: This variety is tough and adapts well to a variety of soils. It'll thrive with little care from Zones 5-9 and can be grown in full sun to partial shade. A rugged evergreen, it's considerably drought tolerant once established.

A location with plenty of early morning sun will help foliage grow fuller and prevent fungus on leaves. When you're ready to plant, dig a hole the same width and depth of the Cryptomeria's root ball, ensuring that the sides of the hole are level or lower than the base of the tree where the roots begin. Place the Cryptomeria in the hole and fill with the dirt you removed.

Tip: Insert a stake into the ground next to the tree, tying the trunk to the stake to support the tree until its roots are established. Water thoroughly to ensure that the soil is moist.

2. Watering: This Cryptomeria should get a minimum of an inch of water each week (generally, running the hose for 30 seconds to one minute is advised). Monitor the amount of water your Cryptomeria is receiving by placing a dish near the plant as you irrigate and adjust water amounts as necessary.

If you notice your Cryptomeria beginning to drop needles, spray the tree several times throughout the day with a spray bottle or a garden hose.

3. Fertilizing: Prior to any new growth in the spring, apply an acidic fertilizer. Always mix and apply according to the label directions.

4. Pruning: While pruning isn't required, removing any broken or dead branches in late winter each year can be beneficial.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship within 1-2 days. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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Product Details

Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors

            5-9 outdoors
     Map 5-9 outdoors (hardy down to -10℉)
  • Mature Height: 6-10 ft.
  • Mature Width: 4-5 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full to Partial Sun
  • Spacing: 4-5 ft.
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ

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