Saturday, 28 March 2009

Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans'

From Veitch's Manual of Coniferae

Dallimore & Jackson Handbook of Coniferae 3rd ed. 1948, p.255
Cryptomeria japonica (L.f.) Don.
Goddess of Mercy Fir, Peacock Pine, Sugi

Cryptomeria Fortunei Hooibrenk; Cupressus japonica L.f.; Taxodium japonicum Brongiart.

Var. elegans (Henkel and Hochstetter) Masters
Cryptomeria elegans Veitch; Cryptomeria gracilis Hort.

A well-marked variety of bushy habit in which juvenile type of foliage is retained.
Introduced from Japan in 1861 by John Gould Veitch. It should be given a shelterted place as it is liable to be blown about badly during stormy weather.

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