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  • Japanese cedar
  • Eventual height: 0.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Cryptomeria japonica 'Vilmoriniana'

Japanese cedar

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
3 litre pot £16.99
3 litre pot £16.99
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained neutral to slightly acid soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Slowly growing to form a bushy rounded shrub, this evergreen conifer could possibly be used as an alternative to Buxus (box). It has stiff, rich green leaves, which take on russet tones as the temperatures dip in the winter, and being compact, it works just as well in pots as it does at the front of the border.

  • Garden care: Apply a generous layer of mulch around the base of the plant (avoiding the immediate crown) in late winter. Pruning is not usually necessary, however any shoots that ruin the symmetry of the plant can be removed in autumn.
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