cryptomeria japonica 'sekkan sugi'
Cupressus japonica L.f.).It used to be considered by some to be endemic to Japan (see remark below under 'Endemism'), where it is known as Sugi (杉, lit. In its cold-weather hues as well as its warm, Cryptomeria japonica 'Sekkan Sugi' is nothing if not a specimen. Cryptomeria (literally "hidden parts") is a monotypic genus of conifer in the cypress family Cupressaceae, formerly belonging to the family Taxodiaceae.It includes only one species, Cryptomeria japonica (syn. Mainly because of its very distinct, bright yellow, weeping curls at the end of each branch. Jacobson (1996) lists ‘Sekka Sugi’ and ‘Sekkwia Sugi’ as synonyms for the "warped and twisted" cultivar, ‘Cristata’; and that ‘Sekkan Sugi’ may appear as ‘Sekhan Sugi’. Cryptomeria japonica 'Sekkan Sugi' This interesting variety of cryptomeria is also sometimes called 'Golden Curls'. Browse pictures and read growth / cultivation information about Cryptomeria, Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) 'Sekkan Sugi' supplied by member gardeners in … The blue to bright green foliage is evergreen and assumes brown shades during very cold weather. van Gelderen and van Hoey Smith (1996, p 216) have a picture of a cultivar listed only as ‘Sekkan’. The rest of the tree is a nice bright light green. A fungus causes cryptomeria to turn brown. Cryptomeria Japonica ‘Sekkan-Sugi’ commonly known as Japanese Cedar is an upright, evergreen conifer tree with awl shaped leaves, creamy yellow coloured when young which then mature into a darker green with golden yellow tints in the winter months, the branches are semi-pendulous. Be sure to give it a location of at least secondary focus—and also highlight its unusual Winter color with coordinating and contrasting plantings—so it's clear that the rusty hue is intentional and desirable instead of being the result of poor culture or even death. Cyptomeria (Cryptomeria japonica) belongs to the cypress family and has a mature height of about 100 feet.