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 'Spiralis' is a slow-growing, semi-dwarf, evergreen conifer with narrow, wedge-shaped needles which are curved and spirally-twisted around the shoots. Young plants have a ragged outline, developing into a spreading dome and ultimately a tall cone up to 6m tall.
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: 4-8m. Ultimate Spread: 1-2m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for any garden.