Unique Evergreen Foliage Gives All Season Appeal
Bring elegance and charm to patios, entryways, walking paths, and anyplace your yard needs a little sprucing up with the dwarf Cryptomeria Globosa Nana Japanese Cedar shrub. This delightful conifer grows to be more lovely with every passing year.
Mature plants have a uniquely rounded and cascading shape. The Dwarf Japanese Cedar is an evergreen too and will provide year-round color.
Globosa Nana Cryptomeria Japanese Cedar hails from Japan and China. It is also a member of the cypress family. Gardeners have appreciated its unique foliage for generations. True to its name, this evergreen shrub has a globular growth pattern and can look a little shaggy. Larger and more mature shrubs can look like puffy cumulus clouds with their stacked and rounded silhouette.
Cryptomeria Nana Globosa's evergreen foliage is compactly needled and grows on long woody branches. It is highly esteemed for its blueish-green coloring, carefree nature, and mounding form. During the colder months, its foliage may take on a slightly copper burgundy hue, making this shrub a lovely specimen in your winter garden.
Overall growth habit is domed with a horizontal spread. Needled branches are long, rope-like, slightly drooping, finely textured, and pliable. To the touch, the foliage is soft and tender. Handsome brown cones emerge in fall and last through much of the winter.
How to Use Japanese Cedar in the Garden
This attractive shrub is excellent for sloped lots and hillsides as it happily assists with erosion control. It can create a wonderful hedge when planted in mass. Grow it in large patio pots, plant it along walkways and borders, or use it for foundation planting. Just keep in mind that it can have a substantial spread, given enough time.
Cryptomeria Globosa Nana Care Information
This cedar is relatively low maintenance and has no significant pests or diseases. Plus, it is drought tolerant and resists deer. It can also tolerate the salt of coastal regions.
Japanese Cedar grows best in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9. It especially thrives in coastal and mountainous regions. Plant in an area that is protected from harsh winter winds.
Japanese Cedar does best in full sun or partial shade. It needs at least 6 or more hours of direct sun daily.
This evergreen shrub prefers moist, well-draining soil. Though it can tolerate variable soils, fertilize it with slow-release all-purpose plant food in spring. Mulch well around the base of the plant to improve water retention. Water weekly or as needed.
Globosa Nana Cryptomeria Size
Cryptomeria Globosa shrubs have a dense pattern of growth and matures slowly. Expect an average growth of 3 to 4 inches per year. It reaches 4 to 8 feet tall and roughly 3 to 4 feet wide. Space 3 to 6 feet apart for mass planting.
Cryptomeria Globosa Nana Pruning
This Japanese dwarf cedar shrub has a rounded growth pattern and seldom needs pruning. Propagation can be achieved with the use of cuttings.
Cryptomeria Globosa Nana Companion Plants
- Abelia (Abelia)
- Azalea (Rhododendron)
- Black Dragon Cryptomeria
- Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)
- Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri)
- Juniper (Juniperus)
- Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) ‘Hidecote’
- Loropetalum (Loropetalum)
- Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale) ‘Avebury Crimson’
Japanese Maple (Acer)
Consider Adding Japanese Cedar to Your Garden!
Japanese Cedar adds shape and dimension to borders and garden beds. Combine it with other shrubs for a varied and elegant look. It is perfect for pots and will look well maintained even without regular pruning due to its naturally rounded pattern of growth. Order yours now!
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Full Sun / Partial Shade
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9