Cryptomeria japonica 'Kokuryu'
Size: 15-18 inch
Growth Habit: Dense, squat form
USDA Zone: 5-9
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well-drained soils
Comments: Slow growing form of Japanese cedar that forms a shrub reaching 18 inches high x 24 inches wide in 10 years. With a texture similar to 'Tansu' the nice green folaige has purple overtones in winter. Originated in Japan and came to this country in 1974 by way of Wansdyke Nurseries, Devizes, Wilts, U.K.