Cryptomeria japonica ‘Vilmoriniana’

Vilmoriniana dwarf Japanese cedar

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Outstanding Qualities

Vilmoriniana is a captivating dwarf form of Japanese cedar for its short dense branching which creates a small rounded form to 2 feet tall by 2 feet wide in ten years. The evergreen needles are olive green most of the year, but often take on bronze or purple highlights in wintertime.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: conifer

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 8

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light shade

Water Requirements: regular or occasional watering

Seasonal Interest: year-round evergreen foliage on a dwarf conifer

Culture Notes
This dwarf Japanese cedar thrives in full sun to light shade and grows best on a site with well-drained soil. During dry weather provide regular to occasional watering. It needs very little pruning.