One of the smallest and slowest growing evergreens you're going to find; forms an incredibly dense tight ball of fine needle-like foliage, resembles a green porcupine, ideal for bonsai or for rock garden detail
Tansu Dwarf Japanese Cedar is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Tansu Dwarf Japanese Cedar is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the garden for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has emerald green evergreen foliage. The sprays of foliage turn antique red in the fall, which persists throughout the winter.
Tansu Dwarf Japanese Cedar will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
Tansu Dwarf Japanese Cedar makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.