Suckin’ Suzy

Looking lovely in the garden now is Cryptomeria japonica ‘Sekkan’. This amazing, full-size selection of Japanese cedar has long been a personal favorite. It has solid green foliage all year until cool nights arrive, at which time, the yellow tips brighten to create a truly amazing sight in the garden.

Commercially, it is often sold as ‘Sekkan Sugi’, which in the south is pronounced “Suckin’ Suzy”. As it turns out, the word “sugi” simply means cryptomeria, so it’s not actually part of the cultivar name. This will mature around 30′ tall with a spread of 15′ in width. (Zone 6a-9b)

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Sekkan’

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