Japanese Maples and Conifers

Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans nana'

 

This dwarf form of Elegans is tightly compact and tends to grow with clumps of foliage. The small cones are abundant and very attractive. The cones first appear in fall as a very light almost lime green that contrast to the dark green foliage making 'Elegans Nana' one of the most interesting plants in the Autumn garden. During winter the cones turn first gold, then brown and during colder winters in the south, the foliage will bronze sometimes taking on an almost purple cast. Then in spring you get the same effect as fall when the new growth emerges lime green against the dark older foliage. It will grow equally well in the full sun of Georgia or in very dark shade and provide interest all year long, making this one of the most versatile conifers and one of my favorites.


10 year size:   Height: 2-3 Feet   Width: 1-2 Feet