• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slowly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, slightly wider; 4 to 8 ft. tall with age.
    Key Feature:
    Globe-Shaped Evergreen
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:krip-toh-MER-ee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slowly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, slightly wider; 4 to 8 ft. tall with age.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Abelia (Abelia); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Loropetalum (Loropetalum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide fertile, slightly acidic, well-draining soil, rich in organic matter. Water deeply on a regular schedule during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply an acid fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.