Cryptomeria japonica 'Cristata'
From Japan. Graceful conifer, fast growing (3 to 4 ft. a year) in youth. Eventually makes a skyline tree to 100 ft. tall, 30 ft. wide at base. Straight columnar trunk; thin red brown bark peels off in strips. Foliage soft bright green to bluish green in growing season, brownish purple in cold weather. Slightly pendulous branches are clothed in 1/2 to 1-in.-long, needlelike leaves. Roundish, red-brown cones are 3/4 to 1 in. wide. These trees are sometimes used in closely planted groves for a Japanese garden effect. Resistant to oak root fungus.'Cristata'
Unusual, twisted,cockscomb-like growth atbranch ends. Grows into anupright cone 12–15 ft. tall,6–7 ft. wide, after 10 years,eventually twice as large.
California native. Satiny,lavender-pink flowers on 1–2-ft. stems in late spring. Spreadsfreely but is ...
Native from California to BajaCalifornia. Spreading shrub to15 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide, with darkreddish...
Spiky clumps of narrow,lime green leaves grow 8–18 in.high and wide. Attractive lighttan flowers are h...