The tall, evergreen conifer Cryptomeria japonica is also known as Japanese cedar, or Sugi. The monotypic genus Cryptomeria is unrelated to true cedars (Cedrus). Many people think that the species is native to China because it has been farmed there for such a long time. In Japan, Japanese Cedar is endemic to areas with forests. Genetic research on the most famous Chinese Cryptomeria population, which contains trees that are thought to be close to 1,000 years old, supports the theory that the population is not native and probably resulted from an introduction. Visit Conifer Kingdom to buy Japanese Cedar.
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