Cryptomeria japonica 'Sekkan-sugi' (Japanese Cedar) is a small, conical evergreen conifer adorned with semi-pendulous branches bearing soft, awl-shaped leaves. The foliage is tipped creamy yellow and is most intense when the new growth emerges in spring and early summer. Then it fades to dark green in the heat of the summer. A fast grower, 12-14 in. per year. Grows up to 10-30 ft. tall and 10-12 ft. wide Performs best in full sun or part shade in any moist, well-drained soils. Protect from drying winds. Easy to grow, easy to care for.