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Cryptomeria japonica elegans | Japanese cedar - 100-125cm, 15lt

Cryptomeria japonica elegans | Japanese cedar - 100-125cm, 15lt

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Cryptomeria ‘Japonica elegans’ is an elegant, broadly columnar, coniferous, evergreen tree with red-brown bark, spreading tiered branches, and dense evergreen foliage. Its soft, feathery, needle-like foliage is green in spring and summer, and turns attractive red-bronze in autumn and winter. It may be with or without cones. Cryptomeria ‘Japonica elegans’ can grow in a wide range of soil types and conditions, but prefers slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils. It thrives in full sun but will tolerate partial shade. Resistant to frost and low temperatures, but needs to be sheltered from harsh winds. It has weak roots and sometimes bends over. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require pruning. Japanese cedar 'Elegans Compacta' is an interesting, architectural, dwarf Japanese cedar perfect for smaller informal, cottage, and urban gardens. Great for rock and gravel gardens. Excellent for informal hedges and screens.
  • Common Name

    Japanese cedar 'Elegans Compacta'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower


  • Foliage

    soft, feathery, needle-like foliage, green in spring and summer, red-bronze in autumn and winter

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

broadly columnar

Preferred Location


East–facing or South–facing or North–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained

Growing Period




all year


no fruit

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Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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