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 Propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans Compacta' is a bushy, evergreen conifer to 2m, with persistent juvenile foliage; leaves long and soft, turning purple in winter.
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.