Cryptomeria - Radicans

Cryptomeria japonica
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9


Cryptomeria Radicans are fast growing evergreen trees with dark green, dense foliage. These trees reach a height of 40-50 feet, but their spread is only 8-12 feet so they work well as a tall evergreen in a tighter space and are also used as high hedges. Radicans are hardy in Zones 5-9. They are less susceptible to tip blight than some variations.

USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9


At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We ship your plants using FedEx Ground® the following business day after you have completed checkout.

We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all tree orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions. 

SPRING SHIPPING: To mitigate the stress on our plants during transit, we will only be shipping Monday thru Wednesday. If you place an order on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday your order will ship the following Monday. Please take into consideration your transit times before placing an order, using FedEx Ground's delivery estimation chart below.

If you have any questions concerning transit time for your order, please feel free to contact us at or toll free 855-817-5268.

Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.

Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

After planting, water cryptomeria regularly, keeping its soil moist to 1 inch deep during the first growing season. In the summer, water at least once a week. You should also prune in the summer so that the tree remains healthy and keeps its pyramidal shape.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Deron McIntosh
Fantastic Experience!

We ordered two trees, and have been so happy with them! They've been in the ground for about two weeks now and despite a month-long drought here in Tennessee, we've kept them watered and they look great. They came nicely-packaged, and earlier than promised. This has been a great experience, and we're trying to decide what to order next!

Shanie Johnson
Awesome customer service!

I had my trees turn a slight brown tinge and they promptly shipped out replacements. I appreciate the helpful information! Will buy again from them.

Virginia Gardener
looking good

I ordered 4 trees in March, to plant to screen utility poles. They arrived pretty quickly and we planted them within a couple of days of arrival. I was concerned that one had a "crushed" side, that looked like it had been mashed or mishandled. As I expected, it turned brown and dropped all branches and growth for about 12-18 inches on that side, but 4 months later, it has pretty much healed and all four trees look good and are growing nicely.