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Cryptomeria Japonica Elegans ☼ full sun/ partial shade ❅hardy ✿ evergreen


Cryptomeria Japonica Elegans ☼ full sun/ partial shade ❅hardy ✿ evergreen  (Cryptomeria Japonica Elegans)

Preferred common nameJapanese cedar 'Elegans Compacta'
FamilyCupressaceae

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

'Elegans Compacta' is a bushy, evergreen conifer to 2m, with persistent juvenile foliage; leaves long and soft, turning purple in winter

Suppliers
Suppliers listed in RHS Plant Finder

Awards
Award of Garden Merit
How to growSunlight
Full sun Part shade Aspect
South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
Sheltered
Cultivation
Grows in any moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered position. No formal pruning required. Is one of few conifers that will coppice successfully
Soil
Moist but well-drained
Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam
Propagation
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural, City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Low Maintenance or Rock Garden

How to carePruning
No pruning required

Pests
Generally pest free
Diseases
Generally disease free
CharacteristicsPlant type
Conifer

Habit
Bushy

ResilienceHardiness
H4 (hardy)
ColourFoliage
Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Purple in Winter

SizeUltimate height
1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread
1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height
20-50 years



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Hi Paul ... stunning colours :o)))

6 Feb, 2013

 

Thanks Terra and Mossy

6 Feb, 2013

 

Beautiful, and made me feel warm on this terribly cold day :o))

6 Feb, 2013

amy
Amy
 

They really are beautiful !

6 Feb, 2013

 

Just love those colours Paul.

6 Feb, 2013

 

Thanks N3tyy , Amy and Linda :-))

6 Feb, 2013

 

I can see why you love them!

6 Feb, 2013

 

Hi Karen - thanks , these have done so well, the red elegans glistens in the rain and is al fluffy, bronze red in winter and lime green in summer very underrated conifer which has no RHS award

7 Feb, 2013

 

Very nice Paul, saw these on your fb page great combo mate.

7 Feb, 2013

 

Must admit, I've never noticed it before. What is the full name please Paul?

7 Feb, 2013

 

They are lovely,Paul......such a good time to photo them....will look up Red Elegans!

7 Feb, 2013

 

Lovely paul O)

7 Feb, 2013

 

Thank you Surreylad - this is what started my conifer craze :) Hi Karen I am not 100 % sure but the tall golden one I think is cupressus wilma - it grows very fast ! The other is Cryptomeria-japonica-Elegans different reviews on growth rate - but it appears to be growing at a rate too !!

Thanks Meadowland - they're lovely and worth getting :)

Thanks Holly :)

7 Feb, 2013

 

A beautiful colour combination there Paul!

7 Feb, 2013

 

Thank you Tracey :-))

7 Feb, 2013

 

:-OOO))))))

8 Feb, 2013



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