What have I got here ?

KLKL Posts: 42
I’m trying to see what this is called and where would be best position to plant. I bought it from a small garden centre and at the time was to,d they are like hens teeth. I’m hoping once I plant it, it grows quicker.

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,739
    Hello k11pol
    What you appear to have there is a cultivar of Cryptomeria japonica known as 'SekkanSugi' . They are wrongly named 'Japanese Cedars' , even though there is no relationship whatsoever between the two genera . Probably closer to Cunninghamia lanceolata , a tree I have grown for years and needing similar conditions .
    I believe it's a relatively recent introduction and is proving popular . I think also it is susceptible to moderate sun-scorch especially if kept too dry .
    A good moist loam (they like a good drink) ; a bit like myself really( ;)) and maybe dappled shade would be optimum .
    Given 'free root-run' you should find the growth rate improves .
  • KLKL Posts: 42
    Yes your spot in with the scorching as I’ve noticed that on the lower and outer areas. I would like to get it out of the stone pot it’s in and get it planted this week as I’m away back to work for a month the following week so the quicker it’s done the better. 
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,739
    Can you get someone to soak it whilst you're away???
    Not a lot of rain forecast for the forseeable !
  • KLKL Posts: 42
    Mm , depends on how often it needs it as I have a guy cut my grass every fortnight but my friend waters my indoor plants every 10 days or so. How often do you recommend?
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,739
    Two good soakings per week should suffice until it gets established .
  • KLKL Posts: 42
    Ok thanks Paul . 
  • KLKL Posts: 42
    Curious on its growth potential , so I can decide on where to plant it. How much will it grow per year approx once planted ?
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,739

    Hello k11pol
    The above might be very useful to you , enjoy!


  • KLKL Posts: 42
    Thanks
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