Genus Native to Japan where they are revered as the national tree. Cryptomeria Japonica are large evergreen trees with attractive red-brown bark and dense foliage consisting of short awl-shaped leaves arranged spirally around the branchlets; cones are spherical.
Details Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans Compacta' is a beautiful Japanese Cedar which brings bold colour throughout the year - its delicate and feathery foliage is a fresh lime green in the spring summer to rusty reds and orange in the autumn. Due to its compact habit, it is easy to maintain and can be pruned with the shears if needed. One of our favourite conifers!
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green - purple needles. Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre. Ultimate Height: 2m. Ultimate Spread: 1-2m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for any garden.
Please note photo is showing Spring new growth and not Autumn/Winter colour photo to follow.