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.
Native to China. Lush-looking and easy to grow, this shade-loving evergreen groundcover reaches 1 ft. ...
Native to dry chaparral in lower elevations in California. Untidy growing wild. Freely branched shrub ...
Clusters ofdark blue, inch-long flowers on6–10-in. stems.