Cryptomeria japonica 'Pom Pom'

Cryptomeria japonica 'Pom Pom' is a dwarf selection of Japanese cedar with light green, refined foliage. ‘Pom Pom’ displays a rounded habit when young, but will eventually form a leader. An interesting and attractive feature is how the terminals will naturally cluster forming the "pom poms" that give this plant its fanciful name. Typical rate of growth 2 inches (5 cm) annually, producing a shrubby specimen, 2 feet tall and wide (60 x 60 cm) after 10 years.

Buchholz and Buchholz Nursery of Gaston, OR described this cultivar in their online catalog in 2009. Beyond that, little is known of its origin or introduction.

Attribution from: Auders and Spicer, RHS Encylopedia of Conifers ©2012

Cryptomerica japonica 'Pom Pom' — a closeup of the branch and foliage detail.
Photo by Jody Karlin
Cryptomerica japonica 'Pom Pom' — a nice, mature specimen at Vista Garden, Conyers, Georgia
Photo by Jody Karlin
Cryptomeria japonica 'Pom Pom' — a Cox Arboretum, Canton, Georgia.
Photo by Tom Cox