Cryptomeria japonica Vilmoriniana

Cryptomeria japonica 'Vilmoriniana' is a slow growing, beautiful round and dense evergreen bush with olive-green, needle-like leaves becoming reddish-purple in autumn.

'Vilmoriniana' in a 3L pot

How to grow

This easy to grow conifer develops into a tight ball-shaped specimen which would be ideal for small gardens, shrub or heather borders, rock gardens and containers in a sunny but sheltered spot.

Vilmoriniana characteristics


  • Cold hardiness (RHS): H6 (to -20C)


  • Awards: RHS AGM (current)