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Hardy Evergreen with Year-Round Interest

Your Dwarf Japanese Cedar, Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana',  is one of those delightful shrubs that just demands to be touched.

Dwarf Japanese Cedar is a low-growing variety of Cryptomria. These would look terrific on either side of your entry or provide a lovely hedge along your sidewalk.

Bright to dark green foliage adorns this evergreen shrub year round, taking on a spicy, bronze tint for autumn. The needle-like sprays seem to reach out and over, presenting the appearance of movement in your landscape.

You won’t be able to walk by it without extending your hand for a gentle stroke over its soft foliage. Diminutive, 3/4-inch cones appear like tiny decorations on your Cedar, their reddish-brown coloring a gentle contrast against the evergreen foliage.

Dwarf Japanese Cedar will grow up to 5 feet in height with an equal spread. The dense foliage creates a tight mound that manages itself quite well, but is also amenable to pruning if you decide to alter its shape and size. It’s long-lived, growing for 30 years or more.

Regardless of the name, this specimen is actually in the Cypress family and full size varieties can reach up to 60 feet tall. This dwarf version, Cryptomeria 'Globosa Nana', is a terrific opportunity to have one of these delightful shrubs in your yard without the need for extensive space.

* Evergreen
* Dwarf
* Drought tolerant
* Insect resistant
* Disease resistant
* Mildew resistant
* Long lived
* Great for containers
* Some deer resistance
* Autumn interest

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Dwarf Japanese Cedar Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 4 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Soil Type Widely adaptable
Moisture Well Drained / Drought tolerant
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Slow
Fall Color Evergreen