Kitayama sugi

Cryptomeria japonica var. radicans

  • Kitayama sugi
  • Kitayama sugi
  • Kitayama sugi
  • Kitayama sugi
  • Flower name
    Kitayama sugi
  • Scientific name
    Cryptomeria japonica var. radicans
  • Aliasウラスギ, ダイスギ, アシウスギ, Kitayama sugi
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringLow mountains
  • Flowering seasonMarch, April

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.

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  • Order
    Pinales
  • Family
    Cupressaceae
  • Genus
    Cryptomeria
  • Species
    C. japonica
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    needle shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeEvergreen coniferous tree
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height2000.0 ~ 5000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 0.8 cm

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