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Cryptomeria japonica 'Little Champion' | Japanese Cedar - Height 30-40cm - Width 40cm - 8lt

Cryptomeria japonica 'Little Champion' | Japanese Cedar - Height 30-40cm - Width 40cm - 8lt

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Cryptomeria japonica 'Little Champion' is a charming dwarf conifer that provides year-round interest in any garden setting. Reaching an ultimate height of 3 to 5 feet, this slow-growing evergreen maintains a compact, globe-shaped form, making it an excellent choice for small gardens, rockeries, or as a focal point in mixed borders. Its soft, fine-textured foliage emerges a vibrant green in spring and summer, transitioning to an attractive bronze hue during the colder months, adding a touch of winter color.

Adapted to a variety of climatic conditions, 'Little Champion' prefers well-drained, moist soils and thrives in full sun to partial shade. Its resilience and modest size also make it ideal for urban gardens where space is limited. This variety is particularly valued for its low maintenance needs and resistance to pests and diseases, making it a hassle-free addition to both novice and experienced gardeners' landscapes.

  • Common Name

    Japanese cedar 'Little Champion'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin, Japan

  • Flower


  • Foliage

    blue-green, needle-like leaves, yellowish-green in summer, bronze in winter

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing or East–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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Arundel Arboretum Ltd Scotland Barn Chichester Road Arundel West Sussex BN18 0AD

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