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.

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