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Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana' (Japanese Cedar)

Japanese Cedar 'Globosa Nana', Dwarf Japanese Cedar


A staple in many small gardens, Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana' (Japanese Cedar) is a dwarf evergreen conifer of neat, dense, dome-shaped habit with pendulous branchlets covered with rich blue-green awl-shaped leaves. The leaves are tightly appressed to the shoots and turn yellowish green in the heat of the summer. They may also become bronze to rusty red in the winter. A slow grower, 3-4 in. per year (7-10 cm), this Dwarf Japanese Cedar makes an elegant specimen.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall and wide (90-120 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in any moist, well-drained soils. Protect from drying winds.
  • Easy to grow, easy to care for.
  • No pruning required.
  • Generally pest and disease free.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 4 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 4 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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