Cryptomeria japonica 'Little Diamond'

Little Diamond Japanese Cedar




Family: Taxodiaceae

Genus: Cryptomeria

Parent: Cryptomeria japonica

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: 2' tall and 3' wide in 10 years

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Rounded shape. Dwarf. Soft, bright green foliage, twiggy branches.


From Holland (Ted Stephens).

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Nurseries Caroliniana in August 2011 and planted it in the 'One Of Everything' garden. It was doing well until spring 2013 when half of it went brown and did not revert back. I potted it up and babied it in the conservatory. I cut out the brown and saw new growth from the stems so I kept it outside in a pot with good drainage and afternoon shade in the summer. In July I planted it in the raised bed in the Triangle Island Garden.

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