Kitayama sugi

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    Kitayama sugi @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Kitayama sugi @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Kitayama sugi
Formal Name
Cryptomeria japonica var. radicans
Alias
Kitayama sugi
Habitat
Japan
Morph
Evergreen coniferous tree

Comment

What is Kitayama sugi

Kitayama sugi (scientific name: Cryptomeria japonica var. Radicans) is a variant of evergreen coniferous trees "Cryptomeria japonica (Cedar)" of the family Cupressaceae and is distributed in the heavy snowfall region of the Japan Sea side. It is also called Asi usui (Ashio cedar), Urasu, Daisugi . This species is narrower in leaf angle than Sugi (C. japonica) and its tip bends inward. The garden tree will be the one that branches off from near the root and branches into several trunks. It will flower from March to April. It is designated as a tree in Kyoto Prefecture.

For {{sugi}} Please refer to the cedar page.

Detailed information

Order
Pinales
Family
Cupressaceae
Genus
Cryptomeria
Species
C. japonica
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Aciculate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Low mountain
Color
Green, Yellow
Season
MarApr
Height
2000 ~ 5000 [cm]
Diameter
0.5 ~ 0.8

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