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Dragon Prince Cryptomeria (Japanese Cedar)

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$19.98
  • Rounded compact habit with light green foliage
  • Matures to 2–3' H x 3–4' W
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 6 - 10
  • Prefers to be placed in a location which receives full sun
Pot size

Description

Add texture and nice, evergreen color to your landscape with Dragon Prince Cryptomeria. Its rounded, compact habit and stiff, light-green foliage make it a versatile addition to the garden. It thrives in full sun, is cold hardy to zone 6, and will grow to 2–3' H x 3–4' W.

Dragon Prince™ Cryptomeria Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 6-10

Prefers Full Sun., Although some shade is tolerated, plenty of sun ensures that the Dragon Prince™ has dense, rich, light-green foliage.

Water 2-3 times weekly for the first growing season. Afterward, provide supplemental watering 1-2 times a week when rainfall is low.

Plant the Dragon Prince™ in moist, rich, acidic soil for best results. Top-dress the soil underneath your plant with 2-3 inches of compost every year to keep it flush with organic matter.

Fertilize yearly in spring with a balanced, acidic plant fertilizer. For more rapid growth, reapply fertilizer every few months during the growing season.

Try planting the Dragon Prince™ with vibrantly colored plants such as the Delta Moonlight White Crape Myrtle or the Orange Rocket Barberry

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Dragon Prince™ Spacing Recommendations

Plant Your Dragon Prince™ 3-4 feet apart for a seamless planting, Otherwise, space them 6-8+ feet apart for gaps between plants.

  • Scientific Name
    Cryptomeria japonica 'sPg-3-014'
  • Hardiness Zone
    6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Disease Tolerant, Winter / Fall Foliage Color
  • Feature Color
    Green
  • Uses
    Hedge, Mixed Garden Bed, Specimen
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    None

Growing Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10

Map of USDA Zones 6-10
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Dragon Prince Cryptomeria (Japanese Cedar)

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Add texture and nice, evergreen color to your landscape with Dragon Prince Cryptomeria. Its rounded, compact habit and stiff, light-green foliage make it a versatile addition to the garden. It thrives in full sun, is cold hardy to zone 6, and will grow to 2–3' H x 3–4' W.

Dragon Prince™ Cryptomeria Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 6-10

Prefers Full Sun., Although some shade is tolerated, plenty of sun ensures that the Dragon Prince™ has dense, rich, light-green foliage.

Water 2-3 times weekly for the first growing season. Afterward, provide supplemental watering 1-2 times a week when rainfall is low.

Plant the Dragon Prince™ in moist, rich, acidic soil for best results. Top-dress the soil underneath your plant with 2-3 inches of compost every year to keep it flush with organic matter.

Fertilize yearly in spring with a balanced, acidic plant fertilizer. For more rapid growth, reapply fertilizer every few months during the growing season.

Try planting the Dragon Prince™ with vibrantly colored plants such as the Delta Moonlight White Crape Myrtle or the Orange Rocket Barberry

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2 Gallon
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