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Cryptomeria japonica 'Vilmoriniana' | Japanese cedar - 20-25cm, 2lt

Cryptomeria japonica 'Vilmoriniana' | Japanese cedar - 20-25cm, 2lt

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Cryptomeria japonica 'Vilmoriniana' is a dwarf form of Japanese cedar. It’s a small, compact, dense, mound-forming, coniferous, globe-shaped, evergreen shrub with short, stiff branches and olive green, needle-like leaves that may turn bronze and purple in winter, arranged spirally around branches. Cryptomeria japonica 'Vilmoriniana' is adaptable to almost any type of soil, as long as it is moist and well-drained. It prefers slightly acidic soil in full sun, but can grow in partial shade. It is resistant to frost, but needs to be sheltered from harsh, drying winds. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require pruning. It keeps its rounded shape naturally. Branches can be damaged by snow. Japanese cedar 'Vilmoriniana' is a very resilient little shrub, popular for its compact, globose shape. It’s a great alternative to boxwood. It is perfect as a specimen or accent plant in small cottage, urban, or rock and gravel gardens. Great when planted in groups, for mixed and shrub borders. Suitable for growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    Japanese cedar 'Vilmoriniana'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin, UK

  • Flower


  • Foliage

    olive green, needle-like leaves that may turn bronze and purple in winter

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing or North–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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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.

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