Cryptomeria japonica

Tracheophyta PinopsidaTaxodiaceaeCryptomeriaCryptomeria japonica


A medium or tall evergreen tree sometimes grown in forestry plots, especially in Wales, but more widely found in parks and large gardens, though seldom in towns. It grows best in W. Britain but rarely regenerates from seed. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of E. Asia (China, Japan).

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Mitchell (1972