Cryptomeria - Globosa "Nana"Scientific Name: Cryptomeria japonica
Best Planted In Zone: 5-7
The Globosa "Nana" is a wonderfully dense evergreen shrub which is known for its "rubbery" yet thick, pliable green foliage that maintains its color all year long. Small bristly green cones develop among the foliage, taking on a deep "coppery" appearance as they age, ultimately splitting into seeded portions that add a nice dimension to their overall appearance. Once planted, occasional watering is about all these Japanese shrubs will need to add years of green to your landscape or garden! They grow to a mature height of 3 to 6 feet. A wonderfully eye catching border, hedge, or specimen plant, the Globosa "Nana" is found to grow in zones 8-10 but is officially rated cold tolerant in zones 5-7. USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7.
Most PlantMeGreen shrubs can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
As with most evergreen shrubs the Nana likes a good neutral to acidic soil that drains well. Part to full sunshine is best; these shrubs can survive in heavy shade but will not thrive. A good fertilizer (check with your local gardening center) used moderately will aid in the initial planting stage. Mulching around the base, which provides protection to the root system along with increased moisture retention is highly recommended. Once your shrub has become established, occasional watering should be all it requires!