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 Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Cryptomeria japonica 'Compressa' forms a very tight globe of dark green which turns reddish bronze in winter with full exposure and after first good frosts of winter. It makes a perfect container conifer. For the best results plant in sheltered position with a moist, but free draining soil.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green - reddish bronze needles. Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre. Ultimate Height: 4-6m. Ultimate Spread: 1-2m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for any garden.