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Cryptomeria japonica - 'Elegans'

Cryptomeria japonica - 'Elegans'
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Type Conifer, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush, Architectural Form
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Cryptomeria japonica:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Cryptomeria japonica

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Cryptomeria japonica:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Conifer with outstanding foliage colour for winter interest

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