Cryptomeria japonica 'Beaumont's Dwarf' / Beaumont's dwarf Japanese cedar

Cryptomeria japonica 'Beaumont's Dwarf' is a neat globose shrub form of Japanese cedar with fine, green, congested foliage, becoming tawny in winter. The texture is quite distinct and attractive, making this a worthy plant for the mixed border. Typical rate of growth in most areas is 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm) per year, resulting in loose globe, 6 feet tall and 5.5 feet wide (2 by 1.8 m) after 10 years in the garden.

Barry Blackman of Te Kuiti, New Zealand is credited with the origin and introduction of this cultivar in 1972. Wansdyke Nursery, Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom introduced 'Beaumont's Dwarf' to the European nursery trade in 1984.

Attribution from: Aris Auders and Derek Spicer; RHS Encyclopedia of Conifers; ©2012, Kingsblue Publishing.

Cryptomeria japonica 'Beaumont's Dwarf' at Cox Arboretum, Canton, Georgia.
Photo by Tom Cox