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Landscape Shrubs
Globe Cryptomeria
(Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana')

Globe Cryptomeria (Cryptomeria japonica ‘Globosa Nana’) is an amazing bowling-ball shaped evergreen that is a staple in landscapes all over Atlanta because it requires no shearing. (The normal shape on Japanese Cryptomeria is a large pyramidal evergreen somewhat like an arborvitae.) During the winter, cryptomeria change from medium-green to bronze-green.

Globe Cryptomeria grows well in full sun and in partial shade, but avoid sites that are sunny, windy, and exposed. Mature height is about 3.5’.

  • Common Name: Globe Cryptomeria
  • Flower Color: none
  • Type: needle evergreens
  • Size: 3.5’
  • Exposure: full sun
  • Soil: adaptable
  • Watering: moist best
  • When to prune: not required
  • Suggested use: mixed shrub border


Picture of a Globe Cryptomeria form.