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Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans Nana'
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Pike Nurseries predicted size: 3 ft tall and wide
Plant Delights prediction: 42" tall
Dirr prediction: (syn.'compacta') 3-6 ft high
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'Elegans Nana' summer
|This lovely conifer provides an island of
green and grows slowly. The color changes to a darker green with small brown
cones for winter interest.
'Elegans Nana' winter
Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'
Bloom predicted size: 2-3 ft. tall x 3-4 ft.
wide in 10 years
ultimately could be 16' x 23'
Elegant is the word that comes to mind for this conifer with it's
tightly rope-like branches of small green leaves. Birds seem to love the
dense growth, as they frequently nest inside. It sits in full sun,
near pavement, in improved soil.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Tenzan Yatsabusa'
||Predicted 12" x 12" was quickly reached in the garden. Although moved
to a new location, it is still thriving after many years. It sits on high
ground, in considerable shade during the summer, frequently overgrown by asclepias.