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.
Native from Kansas and Colorado south to Texas and Arizona. Mounding plant to 6–8 in. tall and 1...
Upright, variable, compact shrub grows to 6–15 ft. tall and wide. Leaves are smooth, very glossy...
Many hybrids are obtainable, either as blends or in single colors. Most must be grown from seed....