Multi-Trunk Cryptomeria

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Date Photo Taken: August 11, 2011
Location: McDonough GA
Posted By: jackchandler


I have several Cryptomeria japonica ‘Black Dragon’ which have multiple trunks. Normal? Anything to worry about? Should I remove the “extras”?


  1. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    Unless you plan on “limbing up” these plants (please don’t) the multi-trunk form will be completely hidden by the foliage and will help the plants look full while the are small. Keep them watered during these dry days and make sure they have an adequate layer of pine straw. It doesn’t hurt to fertilize with a ‘tree and shrub’ product or just 16-4-8 with some slow-release nitrogen in early fall. They will go into the winter a lot stronger. Hit them again in March or April with the fertilizer and they should look great and grow vigorously all year.

    August 20th, 2011 at 10:52 am

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