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Cryptomeria

 

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Plant Name Habit Zone Rate Color Description
Cryptomeria japonica 'Birodo' Globe Shaped 6 Dwarf Green Short, erect, green needles, like the points of a star, cover the tight branches of this slow-growing, dense mound. As cold weather sets in, the foliage gradually changes to a rich, bronzy purple for winter. Tough, trouble free and resistant to grazing animals, 'Birodo' is an excellent addition to raised garden beds and other close-up spaces, where its character can be seen easily. It will maintain a tight, formal habit without shearing. Protect from desiccating winter winds.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon' Broad Upright  6 Intermediate Green Plants grow vigorously in youth, until they attain a height of 4-6'; then the growth rate slows and plants fill in with more compact foliage and branches. The light-green, new growth ages to a deep, dark-green and in winter maintains the darkest green–almost black–of all Cryptomerias, hence the name.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans Nana' Globe Shaped 6 Dwarf Green The winter color of this conifer–purple-red–makes the rounded, somewhat conical shrub a standout in the winter scene. The rest of the year, the attractive, slow-growing form has soft, feathery, blue-green foliage. This longtime winning selection was introduced in 1881 from China.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Golden Promise' Globe Shaped 6 Dwarf Yellow Growing 2-3" per year, this dwarf Japanese Cedar has a coarse texture with its small awl-like, bright yellow foliage covering its small globe shape. An excellent choice for the rock garden or in a container on the patio, 'Golden Promise' will provide a colorful accent throughout the seasons. Place in full sun to partial shade in well-drained soil.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Hino' Globe Shaped 6 Dwarf Green The dense, awl-shaped foliage of 'Hino' is green in spring and summer and slightly bronzes in winter. The moderate growth of this dwarf Cryptomeria requires no shearing to retain its compact, rounded form.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Kitayama' Narrow Upright  6 Large Green This fast-growing, seedling selection from Kiyoto, Japan, has greater winter hardiness, better habit, and more attractive winter green than other narrow, upright selections, including the more widely known selection 'Yoshino'. Evaluated since the 1970's, this superior introduction has proven its worthiness for the landscape at the award-winning public display at Brookside Gardens, in Wheaton, Maryland.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Little Champion' Globe Shaped 6 Dwarf Green Dense and compact with a graceful, rounded form, this conifer 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 bronzy highlights, especially the tips. Adaptable and easy to grow, it prefers sun or partial shade in moist, well-drained, acid soil in an open, sunny site.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Mushroom' Globe Shaped 6 Intermediate Green Soft green in spring and summer, the finely textured foliage of this mounding, mop-like Japanese Cedar 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.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Rein's Dense Jade' Narrow Upright  6 Large Green The unusual texture and rich jade-green of the needles give this handsome form of the species a compelling look during the growing season. Its tightly held foliage, which turns striking purple-bronze in winter, gives branches a well-defined, formal appearance.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Spiralis' Broad Upright  6 Intermediate Green Light-green needles spiral around the thick branchlets and form twisted ropes of ringlet-like foliage. A vigorous, densely branched, globe-shaped plant when young, ‘Spiralis’ will devolop a leader and a broad, upright habit that makes a dramatic, mid-size impression in the landscape.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Spiraliter Falcata' Broad Upright  6 Intermediate Green Twisting, eye-catching novel foliage twists and turns to make this plant a unique conversation piece. The yellow green to medium green needles display an interesting color contrast as they curl around the branches. The round compact habit becomes a broad upright with age. Prefers acidic, moisture-rich soil. Protect from drying winds.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Tansu' Broad Upright  6 Dwarf Green This light green, slow-growing dwarf has pointed needles and a broadly upright habit that mimics, in miniature, a jagged mountain outline. A perfect sculptural addition to rock garden or container, the plant takes on bronze tones in winter.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Tenzan' Globe Shaped 7 Miniature Green This tiny cultivar has an extremely dense habit with foliage that is dark green in summer, red-bronze in winter. It makes an excellent addition to trough or rock garden, but needs some protection in winter, since it is slightly less hardy and more susceptible to frost damage than other dwarf Cryptomeria.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Twinkle Toes' Broad Upright   6 Dwarf Yellow Bright yellow new growth appears to twinkle against the mature green foliage of this irregular upright mound. The color fades to a light green at the end of the season. The small scale foliage makes ‘Twinkle Toes’ a colorful and suitable addition to the rock garden or in containers on the patio or deck.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Vilmoriniana' Globe Shaped 6 Dwarf Green Short, pointed, medium-green needles turn bronze-purple in winter on this small, dense, rounded selection. It adds texture and variety to the rock garden or courtyard.
 

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