Short, erect, green needles, like the points of a star, cover the tight branches of the slow-growing and dense Cryptomeria japonica ‘Birodo’. As cold weather sets in, the foliage gradually changes to a rich, bronze-purple for winter. Tough, trouble free and resistant to grazing animals, ‘Birodo’ is an excellent addition to raised garden beds and other close-up spaces, where its character can be seen easily. It will maintain a tight, formal habit without shearing. Protect from desiccating winter winds.
- Garden Size: 2’H x 2’W
- Dwarf: 1-3″/year
- Habit: Globe Shaped
- Hardiness: Zone 6
- Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Many perennials and bonsai plants will have a ‘winter look’ that differs from how they look when actively growing. Colder temperatures and short days alter the appearance of these plants as they go thru seasonal changes. Some plants require this reboot to bloom and/or perform at their best during the growing season. Plants may remain semi-dormant until early spring. Rest assured that these cosmetic changes do not adversely affect the health of your plant.