Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon'

Black Dragon Japanese Cedar

Evergreen Conifer, Shrub

This slow-growing conifer with dense, deep green evergreen foliage is well-suited to small gardens or tight quarters. A good foundational plant, it pairs well with many plants but is especially effective coupled with plants with larger and/or variegated foliage.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade


Size: 60 - 96 tall x 36 - 60 wide
Shape / Form: Columnar / Narrow, Compact, Conical, Irregular
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos