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Cryptomeria japonicum 'Rasen'

Cryptomeria japonicum 'Rasen' is a form of Japanese Cedar that is known for it's spiralling needles that wrap around the branches and stems. A fast growing cultivar, it grows fairly upright with an open branching habit. Rasen is a beautiful textured ornamental plant that is best suited for the larger landscape.

Cryptomeria japonicum 'Rasen' originated in Japan and the name 'Rasen' means 'Barber Pole'. The twisty needles wrap around the branches like a spiral and resembles that of a barber pole.