Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans Aurea’

Elegant Japanese Cedar Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans Aurea’ is light green in summer with its soft, feathery juvenile foliage filling out this upright selection. In late winter, it puts on a bright chartreuse display when the colorful sight is especially welcome. As a large, handsome specimen with cinnamon bark and a tapering trunk, this conifer will […]

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Tenzan’

Tenzan Japanese Cedar Dark green in summer and red bronze in winter, with an extremely dense habit, Cryptomeria japonica ‘Tenzan’ is possibly the smallest Cryptomeria cultivar available and is excellent for miniature container gardens, troughs or rock gardens. Siting is important for success, as it is slightly less hardy and more susceptible to frost damage […]

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Twinkle Toes’

Twinkle Toes Japanese Cedar Cryptomeria japonica ‘Twinkle Toes’ has bright yellow new growth that appears to twinkle against the mature green foliage of this irregular upright mound. The color fades to a light green by the end of the season. The small scale foliage makes ‘Twinkle Toes’ a colorful and suitable addition to the rock garden […]

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Tansu’

Tansu Japanese Cedar Cryptomeria japonica ‘Tansu’ is a light green, slow-growing dwarf with pointed needles and a coarsely textured, broad upright habit that mimics, in miniature, a jagged mountain outline. A perfect sculptural addition to rock garden or container. ‘Tansu’ with exhibit bronze tones in winter and should be protected from cold, dry winter wind. Garden Size: 3’H x 2’W Dwarf: […]

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Spiralis’

Granny’s Ringlets Japanese Cedar Light green needles spiral around the thick branchlets of Cryptomeria japonica ‘Spiralis’ and form twisted ropes of ringlet-like foliage. A vigorous, densely branched, globe-shaped plant when young, ‘Spiralis’ will develop a leader and a broad, upright habit that makes a dramatic impression in the landscape. Garden Size: 10’H x 8’W Intermediate: […]

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Sekkan’

Sekkan Japanese Cedar It’s the color of this large, dense tree that strikes a fancy in the eye of the beholder. The full, dense foliage of Cryptomeria japonica ‘Sekkan’ beams out an unsurpassed sulfur yellow. The upright conifer with regularly ascending branches becomes a broad pyramid. Protect from prolonged heat to avoid sunburn. Garden Size: […]

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Rein’s Dense Jade’

Rein’s Dense Jade Japanese Cedar Cryptomeria japonica ‘Rein’s Dense Jade’ is one of the most beautiful specimen trees available for your garden. The soft green needles lie close to the branchlets like a braid. The tight angle of the upright branches form a dense narrow pyramidal tree. This conifer would be at home in any garden […]

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Mushroom’

Mushroom Japanese Cedar 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. Garden Size: 10’H x 10’W Intermediate: 6-8″/year […]

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Little Champion’

Little Champion Japanese Cedar Dense and compact with a graceful, rounded form, Cryptomeria japonica ‘Little Champion’ stands out for its unusual foliage: many curvy branchlets are coated with layers of tightly held, awl-like needles that make them look like woven rope. In winter, the sparkling green foliage may take on handsome bronze highlights, especially the tips. […]