Cryptomeria is a monotypic genus of conifer. Our Cryptomeria Japonica “elegans” (sugi, 杉) stands in the left side garden compartment. On these photo’s it is shown just after this years pruning. On the left viewed from the waterside and on the right as seen from the front garden that is street side.
The trees need not be too tall, but they should be old, splendid in form, and laden with deep green needles.
In: Sakuteiki. I. The Basics (p. 165) in Sakuteiki: Visions of the Japanese Garden.
These photo’s show the Cryptomeria before and during this years pruning. We prune our Cryptomeria Japonica for shape. This pruning is part of a long running fukinaoshi treatment and entails pruning for shape and applies to most of our tall trees.
For additional details see the post Larix (Europeaus) decidua, fukinaoshi-pruning.