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Black Dragon Cryptomeria

Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon'
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Description

The Black Dragon Cryptomeria is easily one of our favorites. Its unique, dark, evergreen foliage and natural layered branches will transform your boring landscape into botanical garden! If you love Japanese Maples, you will love the Black Dragon Cryptomeria. It is a perfect complement to your Japanese Maples, adding stunning color and texture contrast while giving off that same lovely Zen vibe.

New foliage emerges bright green. As the greenery matures it darkens to a deep, dark green that is almost black. You will be hard-pressed to find another tree with this fantastic color. Wildlife and birds will love nestling in the layered, dense branches and feasting on the small pinecones of this Cryptomeria. At a max height of 10 feet and spread of 6 feet this compact evergreen will fit in just about anywhere!

This Cryptomeria thrives in full sun, but will tolerate some shade. Like most evergreens, the cryptomeria prefers a well-draining, slightly acidic, fertile soil. However, this tree is fairly adaptable to any soil that drains well, including clay and sand. This conifer does not require pruning. The Black Dragon Cryptomeria is pest and disease resistant as well as deer and drought tolerant once established.

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growing zone 5-9
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable, Fertile, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Fall Color Dark Green

How To Care

The Black Dragon Cryptomeria can be planted anytime of the year as long as extreme temperatures are avoided. This small tree grows in planting zones 5-9.

This Cryptomeria thrives in full sun, but will tolerate some shade. Like most evergreens, the Cryptomeria prefers a well-draining, slightly acidic, fertile soil. However, this tree is fairly adaptable to any soil that drains well, including clay and sandy soils. Water deeply once or twice weekly for the first couple months after planting. Once established this Cryptomeria is fairly drought tolerant. Water once weekly in summer and in dry periods for best results. Fertilize with an acidic slow release fertilizer in spring. If your soil is nutrient poor, fertilize in fall as well. Generally this tree does not require pruning. If you choose to shape your tree, do so in early spring.

The Black Dragon Cryptomeria rarely encounters pests or disease when properly cared for. This evergreen is deer tolerant.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable, Fertile, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Fall Color Dark Green

Landscape Ideas

The Black Dragon Cryptomeria is touted for its deep green, almost black mature foliage. This unique color and this Cryptomeria's attractive, natural shape shine in the landscape. Plant as a focal or specimen tree in a lovely Japanese-inspired Zen garden. Mix with Japanese Maples and Junipers for outstanding year-round color and texture. You'll want to add a bench! This tree is perfect for a rock garden. Plant every 4 feet for a truly unique hedge or border. This compact evergreen is perfect for a small urban garden. Don't have anywhere to plant? No worries! Try a container. The Black Dragon Cryptomeria is truly stunning in planters. This Cryptomeria is sure to add another dimension to your landscape! Our Canadian Hemlock is also a great option.


For additional options, be sure to browse our Thuja Green Giant as well as our Privacy and Evergreen tree collections.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable, Fertile, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Fall Color Dark Green

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CK
10/07/2020
Cassandra K.
United States United States
Healthy, but small and the trunk was bent

The tree looks healthy, but it was on the small side of 3 to 4 feet and has to be straightened out with stakes due to having a very noticeable bend in the trunk. I am following the planting guide strictly, so I expect great things from this plant as it grows.

JG
09/12/2020
James G.
United States United States
Small , but healthy..

Healthy well-placed plant. Looking forward to it growing into the garden. Arrived 3rd day after ordering. Overall happy with my purchase.

JJ
07/10/2020
Jing J.
United States United States
Trees arrived in impeccable condition.

Trees arrived healthy with new growth and beautiful foliage.

PK
04/30/2020
Pam K.
United States United States
I'm in love

My little tree is so adorable! It arrived sooner than expected and in pristine condition. It is awaiting planting! I wish I hadn't procrastinated last fall. I could have gotten a little larger one then. Service was exceptioal! Thanks Planting Tree!

LS
04/23/2020
Linda S.
United States United States
Very Please

The plant is beautiful, it came in amazing condition. The packaging was so well done it was very secure! It took longer then it was stated but considering how things are. Thank you

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