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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. The finely textured, soft green foliage of the mounding Cryptomeria Japonica ‘Mushroom’ turns a dramatic russet with mahogany highlights in winter. Its thin, evenly spaced needles on delicate branches create an open, airy look that requires little to no pruning to maintain. Protect from desiccating winds.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Partial shade, full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: blue green to bronze. Pot Size: 3 litre. Ultimate Height: 4 - 8m. Ultimate Spread: 2.5 - 4m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: This dwarf mound of soft, green foliage gives way to a beautiful and striking bronze colour when the temperatures drop in late Autumn.