Cryptomeria japonica ‘Pygmaea’ (‘Nana’)
From Japan. Graceful conifer, fast growing (3–4 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 is soft bright green to bluish green in growing season, brownish purple in cold weather. Slightly pendulous branches are clothed in 1/2–1-in.-long, needlelike leaves. Roundish, red-brown cones are 3/4–1 in. wide. These trees are sometimes used in closely planted groves for a Japanese garden effect. Resistant to oak root fungus.‘Pygmaea’ (‘Nana’)
Bushy dwarf to 1 1/2–2 ft. high, 2 1/2 ft. wide. Dark green, needlelike leaves; twisted branches.
Deciduous in coldest areas, nearly evergreen elsewhere. This species originated in cultivation (not in...
This hybrid of Escallonia rubra and Escallonia virgata grows to 5 ft. tall and ...
This perennial grows to 1–2 ft. high with branches trailing to spread 3 ft. or more. Soft, hairy...