Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans'

Dense branches and long, soft, widely-spaced leaves to 2.5 cm long that turn brilliant bronze in the autumn and winter. A widely grown cultivar developing into a large cone-bearing tree with a bushy habit. [Sent by Thomas Lobb to London's Veitch's Nursery from Japan in 1854.] sa: Mt Gambier (Bot. Gds). Nsw: Bowral (Anglican Church); Mittagong (Albert St, Uniting Church); Mt Wilson ('Yengo' &elsewhere in Blue Mts). Vic: Bogong (Township); Dandenongs ('Pirianda'); Emerald (Golf Club, massive tree; Lake, Nobelius Heritage Nursery Site and back of kiosk c. 25 m tall); Fernshaw (Reserve); Kallista (Old Williams Nursey site); Leongatha (Moss Vale Park); Maroondah (dam, several); Narbethong ('Hermitage'); Silvan (dam).

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Pinopsida
order     Pinales
family      Taxodiaceae
genus       Cryptomeria D.Don
species        Cryptomeria japonica (L.f.) D.Don