Graceful conifer, fast growing (34 feet a year) in youth. Eventually skyline tree to 100 feet tall, 30 feet wide at base, with straight, colum- nar trunk, thin red-brown bark peeling in strips. Slightly pendu- lous branches are clothed with needlelike leaves 121 inches long; foliage is soft bright green to bluish green during the growing season, brownish purple in cold weather. Roundish, red-brown cones 341 inches wide. Trees are sometimes planted in groves for Japanese garden effect; they also make a good tall screen. For holiday decorations they are soft and do not shed. Good substitute for Leyland Cypress. Not browsed by deer.
- Foliage stays green even with exposure to cold or wind.
- Salt tolerant.
- New spring growth is light green; mature foliage is blackish green.
- Grows only about 5 feet high and 7 feet wide in 10 years.
- Raindrop-shaped tree 5-10 feet high and 4-8 feet wide.
- Upswept branches with blue-green foliage year-round.
plume cedar, plume cryptomeria
- Quite unlike species.
- Feathery, grayish green, soft-textured foliage turns rich coppery red or purplish in winter.
- Grows slowly into dense pyramid to 2060 feet tall, about 20 feet wide.
- Trunks on old trees may lean or curve.
- For effective display, give it space.
- Dwarf selection with very slow, upright growth to 4 feet high and wide.
- Dark green foliage.
- Boxwood substitute.
- Narrow, upright, (to 1518 feet tall and 810 feet wide), more compact form and better winter color make this an improvement over 'Yoshino'.
- DWARF CRYPTOMERIA.
- Bushy dwarf 12 feet high, 2 feet wide.
- Dark green leaves, twisted branches.
- Slow-growing dwarf to 12 feet high and wide.
- Fluffy, gray-green foliage turns bronze in late fall and winter.
- Rock garden or container plant.
- Resembles the species but is smaller (to 3040 feet tall and 20 feet wide), with bluish green foliage that takes on reddish tones in winter.