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Japanese Cryptomeria

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Japanese Cryptomeria

Japanese Cryptomeria Needles

Japanese Cryptomeria Trunk

Species

Cryptomeria japonica

Family

Cupressaceae

Campus Location

Southwest of the Temple of Justice

Native Range

Japan, southern China

Description

  • Deciduous, and can grow up to 230 feet high, with a 13-foot diameter trunk.
  • Susceptible to mites.
  • Landscape uses include specimen and windbreak.

History and significance:
It's the national tree of Japan, where it is commonly planted around temples and shrines.

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