Cryptomeria japonica ‘Cristata’
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.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Cristata' grows into a mid-sized conical tree. Its best attribute by far is its unusual looking foliage which has a highly decorative appearance. This tree is suitable for most gardens and can be pruned to keep the size down or left to grow into a full size tree. Originated from Yokohama before 1900. Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Green - bronze needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 4m.
Ultimate Spread: 1m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: A tree for all seasons with bronze winter colour. Protect from harsh drying wind.