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  • Rein's Dense Jade Cedar Japanese Cedar Base Size 1 Gallon Air Pot

Rein's Dense Jade Cedar Japanese Cedar Base Size 1 Gallon Air Pot

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An upright evergreen conifer with rich jade-green foliage. Forms a broad, dense small tree. Attractive bronzing in winter. Prefers sun/partial shade in well-drained soil. 8' tall x 5' wide in 10 years. Hardy to -20 degrees. USDA zone 5. Availability


American Conifer Society Attributes:

Cryptomeria japonica 'Rein's Dense Jade' / Rein's Dense Jade Japanese cedar

7 (10 to 0 F / -12.2 to -17.8 C)

ORIGIN: Witch's Broom
COLOR: Medium Green 
GROWTH SHAPE: Conical (Pyramidal)
GROWTH SIZE: Intermediate: 6 to 12 inches (15 – 30 cm) per year / 5 to 10 feet (1.5 – 3 m) after 10 years


Cryptomeria japonica 'Rein's Dense Jade' is a dense, broadly pyramidal dwarf cultivar of Japanese cedar. Its foliage is rich jade-green, turning purple-bronze in sufficiently cold winters. Typical rate of growth in most areas is 9 to 12 inches (22 - 30 cm) a year resulting in a 8 to 10 foot (2.5 - 3 m) conical tree after 10 years in the landscape.



John Vermeulen & Sons nursery of Neshanic Station, New Jersey is credited with the origin and introduction of 'Rein's Dense Jade' in the mid 1970s. It was propagated from a witch's broom on a specimen of Cryptomeria japonica 'Lobbii.'


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