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Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Conifer or Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

Japanese cedar 'Globosa Nana'

Family

Cupressaceae


Cryptomeria are large evergreen trees with attractive red-brown bark and dense foliage consisting of short awl-shaped leaves arranged spirally around the branchlets; cones are spherical

'Globosa Nana' is an evergreen dwarf conifer forming a dense, dome-shaped plant with rich green awl-shaped leaves closely appressed to the shoots

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grows in any moist but well-drained soil. Requires a sheltered position

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Gravel Garden, Low Maintenance or Rock Garden


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free