Genus of conifers, consisted solely of the Cryptomeria japonica species, native to eastern Asia. It features evergreen, needle-like, yellow-green leaves borne in a spiral arrangement on branches. Foliage turns brown in winter.
Latin name: Cryptomeria japonica "Globosa Nana"
They grow in fertile, humus-rich, moderately moist, neutral, acid or alkaline soils, in full sun and part shade.
Dwarf varieties are planted in rock gardens.
Propagated mainly by grafting.
No serious disease problems.
Spherical dwarf variety. The most commonly encountered variety of the genus.
Plant in rock gardens and in flowerpots.