Cryptomeria japonica 'Rezek WB'

Cryptomeria japonica 'Rezek WB' is a miniature ball of curious awl-like foliage growing out in all directions. This is one of the smallest known selections of Japanese cedar and would make a great addition to the rock garden or container garden. Typical rate of growth in most areas is 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 - 3.75 cm) a year resulting in an irregular globe around 1.5 feet (45 cm) tall and wide after 10 years in the garden.

Ed Rezek of Malverne, NY introduced this cute, curious cultivar. He propagated it from a witch's broom found in his garden sometime in late 1990s.

Cryptomeria japonica 'Rezek W.B.' at Glacier's End Arboretum, Olympia, WA. When this photo was taken in 2013, this 5-year-old plant was approximately 6 inches tall and wide.
Photo by David Olszyk

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