Cryptomeria japonica 'Taisho Tama'
A slow growing (15'-20'), compact, pyramidal tree with finely textured, congested foliage. Found in the Aritaki Arboretum in Japan sometime before 1974.
(syn. Cryptomeria japonica 'Taisho-Tumasugi')
This has been in the ground in Conyers, GA, for 12 years and is only eight feet tall — a great, compact grower.
Photo by Jody Karlin
Taisho Tama foliage detail
Photo by Bob Hauver / JC Raulston Arboretum
Specimen photographed at the JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NC
Photo by Tim Alderton / JC Raulston Arboretum