This dwarf selection of Japanese cedar has light green juvenile foliage in spring but transitions to a dramatic russet-brown later in the season. Color intensifies in winter. It is a slow grower, putting on 2″ to 3″ per year. While brown may not sound like a great color to have n the garden, it almost glows and provides a very dramatic statement. It has thin, evenly spaced needles on delicate branches which creates an open, airy look.
Pronunciation: krip-toh-MER-ee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
Species Meaning: Of or from Japan
Cryptomeria japonica is native to Japan.
Does want full sun to partial and some summer moisture. Tolerant of salt.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P19061
Found in Conifer Forest,
Half way up the back towards Gondwana.
We acquired this plant from Al's Garden Center.