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Cryptomeria japonica elegans

Janey

By Janey


Cryptomeria japonica elegans (Cryptomeria japonica (Japanese cedar))

I love the foliage of this beautiful Japanese Cedar. In summer it is a blue/green with purple tints turning to deep purple in the winter, I couldn't resist, and do you know what I think it liked me just as much as it jumped straight into my trolley....:o))



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oh yes one of these - I have one in the front Janey - they're gorgeous !!!

8 Jan, 2013

 

Have you Paul? How tall is yours? I'm not sure whether to plant it in a large tub, as usual I see I like I buy, then I have to think where to put things....lol!

8 Jan, 2013

 

There is a pic on My page Janey of it with a tall - 1st link 2010

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/231831-conifers/all

2nd link - 2 years later !

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/261049-conifers-in-front/member/paulspond

8 Jan, 2013

 

Warning though, it does get very big and sometimes floppy.

8 Jan, 2013

 

Wonderful soft colours. I can see why you had to have it or rather it had to have you!!!

8 Jan, 2013

amy
Amy
 

I love that Janey, beautiful colours I'm off to look at Pauls to see how big it gets :o)

9 Jan, 2013

 

Love it Janey!

9 Jan, 2013

 

How lovely! A real winter treat!

9 Jan, 2013

 

Thanks everyone...today it is even deeper purple with the lower temperatures.

Shall have a look in a mo Paul.
I shall remember this Vincent, and keep it to a height and shape I can manage...:))
Lol Wildrose, I'm really looking forward to seeing the changing tints each season.....must place it in the sun for the best colouring.
Yes me too Amy, I'm very pleased with it!
Thanks Sheila and Karen, shall post another pic in spring...:))

9 Jan, 2013

 

Very pretty. There's one at our local arboretum....rather large!!!

10 Jan, 2013

 

That's very attractive, not something I've heard of before.

10 Jan, 2013

 

Really Lulu! Maybe in a couple of years I'll be able to hang Xmas lights on it....:))

I hadn't Gee.....but just loved the colour and foliage!

10 Jan, 2013

 

How lovely is that, we have a small one given to us by a neighbour but have no idea which one it is....I can see why you both liked each other...!!

10 Jan, 2013

 

I like this, like Gee not heard of it before.

12 Jan, 2013

 

I'm very please with it Dd, I've planted it in a half barrel and popped in some purple hyacinths too, then mulched with bark. Should look good in a couple of months, saying that with the colder temps, the foliage is much brighter...looks lovely....:))
Thanks Carol, good to see you here again...:))

13 Jan, 2013

 

It looks amazing in its winter colours Janey.

14 Jan, 2013

 

This looks lovely Janey, especially against the red bird bath. I have a cryptomeria, but it's sekkan sugi. It's a lovely conifer, but I think I may have it in the wrong place. It's only about 3 feet tall at the moment, but I believe it's quite a fast grower:-)

16 Jan, 2013

 

Thanks Linda and Ba......it really is a superb colour, now tipped with snow of course! I'm looking forward to seeing the changing colours with the seasons.
Yours looks to be a pretty one Ba, do you thinkmit gets enough sun and light? The planting of this one advises a sunny position, that would help with the colouring though wouldn't it?

16 Jan, 2013

 

I do have it in the sun (if we ever get any) it's just I don't think there's enough room for it as it gets bigger:-(

17 Jan, 2013



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