Genus Abies are evergreen conifers, widespread in Asia, Central America, Europe, North America and North Africa. Often very tall, with spiralled branches bearing flattened, linear leaves. The seed-cones stand upright on the branches unlike Spruces which have pendulous cones. Young cones are very eye-catching, ranging in colours from white, green, blueish violet and a purple red.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans Compacta' is a bushy, evergreen conifer with an abundance of springy, long soft foliage with leaves that turn purple in the summer. Will thrive in all soil types but needs good drainage and prefers to not to be planted in an exposed site.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Sun/shade. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green - purple needles. Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre. Ultimate Height: 1.5 - 2.5m. Ultimate Spread: 1 - 1.5m. Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years. Special Attributes: Perfect addition to anyone's garden, providing all year round colour. Alternatively, plant up in a container for your patio.