A dwarf conifer, Cryptomeria japonica globosa nana grows naturally to a nice rounded dome shape. Lime green foliage that naturally curves. Also known as the Dwarf Japanese Cedar.
It is slow growing but will eventually reach a height or around 1m, over time sometimes more. Excellent as a feature in the rockery, in the garden border, and can also be planted in row as a low hedge. Can also be grown in a container as a feature. Mature specimens will be costly.
Cryptomeria globosa nana Care
A humus rich moist well drained soil is best, full sun to a little afternoon shade for best growing habit. Little to no pruning is required, fertilise Cryptomeria globosa nana with a general purpose fertiliser in spring, keep moist during dry summers.
- Prepare soil by digging in some well rotted compost and check pH.
- Dig a whole larger than the pot, this allows for good root development.
- Plant and back fill with good quality soil.
- Firm in and water in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Use a general purpose slow release fertiliser in early spring.
- Mulch around plants to maintain a cool root run.
- Water well through the first summers.
Use Cryptomeria japonica globosa nana as a stand alone feature plant in the border or at the end of a pathway. Also suited for use as a hedging plant, or for mass planting as a feature or barrier. For hedging space plants at about 1 metre to 1.5 metre apart.
Plant in groups of three to add an interesting feature of rounded domes to the garden.
- Height – To 2 metres over time in ideal conditions, generally to 1 metre.
- Spread – To around 1 to 1.5 m larger over time.
- Growth rate – slow to moderate.
- Position – Full sun to light shade.
- Soil Humus rich, well drained similar soil pH to Camellias.
- Foliage – Green and with attractive texture.
- Flowers – In the form ofcones.