Cryptomeria Elegans Compacta


Cryptomeria Elegans Compacta, Japanese Cedar. A slow growing evergreen rounded coniferous tree with soft mid to dark green leaves and brown female cones. Foliage turns purple in winter. makes an attractive specimen Conifer. Max Height 2m to 4m. Max Spread 2m.



Plant in moist fertile well drained soil in a sheltered site. Full sun / Partial shade, Hardy. 


Please note that we may have other sizes available.


General Conifers Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Conifer is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if the Conifer is well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Conifer and area thoroughly
  • Water regular until Conifer is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.