Nice rounded caudex
in an unexpected place!
Found this one in Roskilde, Denmark.
This member of the Cupressaceae
is a dwarf subspecies of the plant named by Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold & Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini in 1847. It is originally
found in the southern part of Japan and on Taiwan, growing in a well
drained peat with some water and some to lots of sun. This dwarf
form grows only up to three meters (the normal form up to 35) and the caudex to 35
centimetres in diameter (the normal form a stem up to 180
centimetres in diameter) . The male cones are reddish brown, the
females yellow green. It can be reproduced both by seeds and