What: Cryptomeria japonica “Vilmoriniana” is a captivating dwarf form of Japanese cedar for its short and dense branching, which creates a small rounded form to 2 feet tall by 2 feet wide in 10 years. The evergreen needles are olive in color most of the year, but often take on bronze or purple highlights in wintertime.
Where: This dwarf Japanese cedar thrives in full sun to light shade, and grows best on a site with well-drained soil.
Size: Vilmoriniana grows to be 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide when mature.
Care: During dry weather, provide your cedar with regular to occasional watering. Vilmoriniana needs very little pruning.
— Richie Steffen, Great Plant Picks