Cryptomeria japonica ‘Little Champion’

Sugi, Dwarf Japanese Cedar, Japanese Redwood

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Little Champion’ is a charming dwarf, evergreen conifer of extremely dense habit, slowly growing into a tightly packed dome of slightly drooping branches that are closely clothed with fresh, pale green leaves.

Needs good drainage and grows best in a position of sun or light shade in a soil that doesn’t dry out.

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Origin: Japan
Genus: Cryptomeria
Species / Cultivar: japonica 'Little Champion'
Common Name: Sugi, Dwarf Japanese Cedar, Japanese Redwood
Synonym: Sugi, Dwarf Japanese Cedar, Japanese Redwood

Plant Biography

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Little Champion’ is a fabulous, bun-shaped selection of the Japanese Cedar that forms a tight, dense globe. The leaves hug the stem tightly, giving the charming effect of a small rope.

Winter cold can give the green foliage attractive ‘air-brushed’ bronze tints.

Cryptomeria japonica 'Little Champion'
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Situation: Full Sun to Part Shade
Enjoys direct sun most of the day, but tolerant of fewer sunlit hours or light dappling.
Eventual Height: 1m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 1m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Will survive unprotected outdoors in most areas of the UK, even in the harshest winters.
Habit: Evergreen
Always in leaf throughout the year. It won't lose all its leaves at any one time.


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