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Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by dsr, Jan 27, 2021.
This tree is about 8’ tall. Is it Japanese Cedar?
Sugi Cryptomeria japonica. Often, though incorrectly, called Japanese "cedar" (it isn't a cedar Cedrus), due to a mistranslation of the Japanese name スギ.
Looks very much like Cryptomeria Japonica to me.
"Sugi" in Japanese.
I think there are nearly 20 "Cedars" in vernacular (American?) English that are not from the genus Cedrus. It's often confusing for non-native speakers : estern white cedar, eastern red cedar, yellow cedar, etc.
And yes, there are many cultivars. "Bandai sugi" is a dwarf form often used by bonsai enthusiasts. A bit like Sequoiadendron giganteum, it's not easy to keep healthy as a potted tree here. The leaves are turning brown in winter but it's not deciduous. Some cultivars keep their green colour all through the seasons.
I measured the tree at 10ft and it is growing quite aggressively into a mature plum tree. I'm thinking I should probably transplant to a location where it can go vertical?
Is the plum yours?
Yes the plum is on my property.
Plum does not have a particularly attractive structure, maybe just remove that and leave the conifer where it is.