Cryptomeria japonica 'LITTLE DIAMOND'

Cryptomeria japonica
Cryptomeria japonica 'LITTLE DIAMOND'
dwarf Japanese cedar
SIZE/TYPE small shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.5-0.8m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-1m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Conifers
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Little Diamond is another dwarf variety of Japanese cedar. It was found in the Netherlands in 1990. It is very similar to Little Champion or Globosa Nana but grows yet a little smaller.

Little Diamond is a dense, compact conifer with rounded branches that look like woven rope. The needles are curved, inward-pointing, bright green as they emerge and emerald green in all seasons except for winter when they may turn purplish or bronze (soil conditions pending - in great soils it remains rich green). It grows very slowly into a compact, almost perfectly rounded bush about 40 cm tall and a little more wide at the age of 10 years.

This compact cedar will grow in almost any well-drained soil, but for best results grow it in fertile, deep, always moist soil. Partial shade is best, and it can take full sun if constantly moist. It requires no maintenance, pruning is not necessary but can be trimmed in early spring after all frosts. It is very hardy - it will withstand about -29°C without protection (USDA zone 5).

Last update 17-01-2018
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  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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