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Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'

Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'


This plant is available PRIMARILY for LOCAL PICKUP/DELIVERY! 

If you would like to order it through mail the cost of shipping may be high due to the substantial weight of the plant.



Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'

USDA Zones 5 - 7


This attractive, evergreen shrub looks well manicured without the work! It is easy to grow & easy to care for. 'Nana's bright green foliage & mounding growth habit looks perfect in any landscape.


It thrives in full sun to partial shade. This shrub is highly adaptable to soils & will thrive in virtually any type as long as it is  moist & well draining. If the soil is nutrient deficient, supplement with an additional dose of slow release fertilizer in fall, as well as its original dose in early spring.


This shrub looks amazing whereever you plant it!

Use this shrub to create a unique border! Plant it in a rock garden where its color & shape will bring stark contrast to the landscape. Mass planting? She looks good in groups of 3 or 5! 

Don't have a yard? This Cryptomeria will do well in a container! 


Cryptomeria 'Globosa Nana' is a slow grower. It will grow 6" - 12" per year until it is 4-6' tall.


Plant with other varieties of Cryptomeria for symmetry in texture & variation in shape. Pair with a Japanese Maple for a brightly colored arrangement.


Other Companion Plants:

  • Loropetalum
  • Hollys
  • Crape Myrtle
  • Elderberry



You will receive a large, 3 gallon size plant.

  • Plant Information

    Common Name Dwarf Japanese Cedar
    Botanical Name Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'
    Family Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee)
    Plant Type Coniferous Evergreen; Tree
    USDA Zones 5-9
    Native Japan

    Grows outdoors in the southern US (FL, GA, 

    MS, NC, SC, AL), as well as some

    northern states including PA & CT

    Plant Size 24" - 48"
    Flower Description Non-Flowering
    Bloom Time N/A
    Tolerant Drought, Deer


    Handling plant may cause skin irritation

    or allergic reaction; Pollen may cause 

    allergic reaction


    Award of Garden Merit by Royal 

    Horticultural Society






  • Planting Specificationsc

    Sun Exposure

    Full sun - partial sun; Thrives in full sun, but will 

    tolerate some shade.

    Soil Type

    Well-draining & fertile soil; Adaptable -- will

    tolerate sandy & clay soils as long as they are


    Soil pH Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral

    Average; Water until soil is saturated once

    per week until root system is established. From

    then on it is fairly drought tolerant. Water once

    per week during summer & dry seasons to keep

    plant looking perfect


    Container: Water when top 2" of soil is dry

    Temperature Cold hardy up to -10ºF
    Humidity Average

    Slow release fertilizer -- use in late winter or early

    spring. If soil is nutrient deficient, fertilize again

    in fall.

    Growth Habit Mounding; Neat, Dense, Dome-Shaped
    Growth Rate Slow; 3" - 8" per year until it is 4-6' tall
    Spacing 24 - 36"

    Focal Plant, Speciment Plant, Japanese/Zen 

    Garden, Border Plant, Hedge Plant, Mass 

    Planting, Container, Urban Garden, Year Round 

    Color, Beds, Small Garden, Informal & Cottage,

    Traditional Garden


    Little to nonef; Grows in a globular shape on it's 

    own; Does NOT require pruning; If you want to 

    shape it, do so during early spring; Generally

    pest & disease free

    Propagation Air layering, Tip layering; Semi-hardwood cuttings
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