Cryptomeria - Yoshino

Scientific Name: Cryptomeria japonica
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9.


Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

30-40 ft

Mature Width:

15-25 ft


Full (6-8 hours)


5 ft for screen

Growth Rate:

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The Yoshino Cryptomeria, also known as a Japanese Cedar, is a fast-growing evergreen tree with blue-green summer foliage and bronze-green winter leaves. It exhibits a loose pyramidal shape and is often planted with others to create a high hedge to block out unwanted sights and sounds. It reaches a height of 40-50 feet and a spread of 20-30 feet. The Yoshino is hardy to Zones 6-9. USDA ZONES:Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Orders are typically shipped within 5-7 business days from the date of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon shipment of your Plant Me Green purchase. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note West Coast states ship only on Monday due to transit time and it will include a $10 shipping fee regardless of whether an order is over $100 due to shipping carrier costs.


Most Plant Me Green trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery (such as bare root trees). Our shipping schedule is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. This is to ensure our trees do not stay in a box longer than necessary and arrive to you as healthy as possible. If a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your Plant Me Green package. Holiday shipping schedules are set by the carriers.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. 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. 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. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
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 4 reviews

I received my trees they look very healthy very happy to plant soon
It’s still very warm here in North Carolina
I will space them 12 feet apart I think that will be Close enough to provide screening

"Yoshino" Japanese Cedar

Prompt delivery! In the close to 50 years that I have ordered mail order plants this was the finest quality! Have also in close to 50 years purchased as both a private and retail customer plants from your parent company. The quality and service has always been top notch. Keep up the great work!

Good service

Ordered 4 trees. PMG contacted me about delaying shipping due to cool weather which I declined but appreciated their watchfulness. 4 healthy looking trees arrived in good condition. They are still looking good after a couple of weeks. They are 2-3 feet tall. Wish I could have gotten taller(#5 container) tree, but none available. Need to order in fall for spring planting for larger size.

Cryptomeria Yoshino

I purchased two of these in the 3 gallon containers that was supposedly 2 feet plus tall. This is not correct, they were plus, more likely 4 feet. Its rare these days that you actually get more or better than advertised, one happy customer and I highly recommend "Plant Me Green"