Advanced Search Filters

Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
Heat Zone
Sunset Zone
Function
Sun Exposure
Soil Moisture
Water Requirement

CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Globosa Nana'

Image of Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'

James H. Schutte

Family

Cupressaceae

Botanical Name

CRYPTOMERIA japonica 'Globosa Nana'

Plant Common Name

Dwarf Japanese Cedar, Japanese Cryptomeria

General Description

Dwarf Japanese cedar is an evergreen tree growing in a densely spherical form. Needles are blue-green in the growing season turning rusty red in winter. It makes an interesting focal point or architectural specimen in the garden.

Dwarf Japanese cedar tolerates most well drained acidic soils in full sun or partial shade locations. Slightly alkaline soils must be amended with lots of organic matter. Use this dwarf conifer in a rock garden or foundation planting. It is an appropriately sized plant for a large container and remains healthy as long as soil never becomes too dry or hot in summer.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 4

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    4'-8' / 1.2m - 2.4m (3)

  • Width

    30"-42" / 76.2cm - 106.7cm

  • Native To

    Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Tolerances

    Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Very Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Sienna

  • Bark Color

    Sienna

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    Yes

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Exfoliating

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No