Spiral Japanese Cedar
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Spiral Japanese Cedar

Spiral Japanese Cedar

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Cryptomeria japonica 'Spiralis'


Spiral Japanese Cedar, also known as Granny’s Ringlets, is actually a member of the Cryptomeria family. Light green needles spiral around the branches and form twisted ropes that resemble ringlets of hair. When young, the Spiral Cedar is globe-shaped, but as it matures, it develops a central leader and adopts an upright habit. A semi-dwarf conifer, maturing to 10 feet tall and 8 feet wide, suitable for a small garden or large container.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

Cryptomeria Yoshina is a popular privacy tree. Spiralis grows much slower and has very interesting curved needles. Its bright green in the summer and almost copper colored in the winter. Its another speciman that can be planted in a rock garden and accented with flowering low growing shrubs. A few good suggestions are in the goes well with section below. 

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 10'
Mature Width: 8'
Flower Season: Does not flower
Sun: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 6 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1