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Dwarf Japanese Cedar Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'

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Phonetic Spelling
krip-toh-MER-ee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
Description

Japanese cedar is a woody, needled evergreen tree in the Cupressaceae (cypress) family that is native to central and south Japan and China.  Originally described and named in 1923, it was believed to have come through Europe from Japan.  The genus name comes from the Greek krypto, meaning to hide, and meris, meaning a part in reference to the concealed position of the reproductive organs.  

An extremely old cultivar, the dwarf dome form 'Globosa Nana' is grown for its attractive foliage.  Its bluish-green, awl-shaped needles become rusty-red during the winter months, making this specimen a great addition to your winter garden.

This evergreen shrub performs best in full sun to partial shade with moist and well-drained soil.  Its naturally rounded habit needs no maintenance to keep is attractive form.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Insect and Disease resistant.

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#evergreen#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#shrub#conifer#low maintenance#winter interest#dwarf#year-round interest#disease resistant#cpp#deer resistant#compact habit#dry soils tolerant#compact#insect resistant
 
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#evergreen#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#shrub#conifer#low maintenance#winter interest#dwarf#year-round interest#disease resistant#cpp#deer resistant#compact habit#dry soils tolerant#compact#insect resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cryptomeria
    Species:
    japonica
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Specimen
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
    Play Value:
    Easy to Grow
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Male (pollen) cones are in clusters near the apex of branches and are oblong and scaly. Female (seed) cones are round, brown, rosette looking on terminal branches singly or in groups.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Acicular
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Bluish-green needles becoming rusty-red during the winter months.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Red/Burgundy
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
    Bark Description:
    Reddish-brown, showy exfoliating bark.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Buds:
    Smooth/Hairless
    Stem Description:
    Branches are whorled and horizontally spreading to slightly drooping. Branchlets are green the first year. Winter buds are small and non-scaly.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Patio
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Shade Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Diseases
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Insect Pests
    Salt