Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cryptomeria japonica 'elegans' - Plume Cedar

Cryptomeria japonica 'elegans': Cryptomeria, from the Greek meaning 'hidden parts' because the flower parts are hidden; japonica, Japanese.

See also C. japonica sp.

Foliage turns reddish purple in cold weather. Often branches low to the ground.

Needle-like leaves are more feathery and lighter colored than the species.

This cultivar is almost always coneless.

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