Common Name: Japanese False-Cypress
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Entry Author: C. Westring
Description: Large evergreen tree with straight trunk and open, narrow, pyramidal crown
Needles: Flattened along stem, arranged in horizontal pattern. Dark green to yellowish color
Cones: Small pea-like cones, with only 6 to 8 scales. Medium brown in color.
Bark: Bark reddish-brown, fibrous, peeling in long thin strips
Height: 50' to 70' in the landscape, 120' tall in the wild
Conditions/Habitat/Kind of Forest: Moist soil composed of sand, clay, and silt. Well-drained. Best in full sun but tolerates shade.
Zone: 4 (UConn Plant Database) or 6 (UniBonn Gymnosperm Database).
Conservation Status-US/ World Wide: Not threatened
Uses (Human): A commonly planted ornamental tree in Japan as well as an important source of timber
Gymnosperm Database, University of Bonn
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
UConn Plant Database
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