A very unusual looking Cryptomeria with an upright, slightly pyramidal shape, and compact, dark green ( almost black ) needles. New growth is a brighter green, darkening more & more with maturity. Very stiff, almost rigid feel when touched. Great little specimen tree that is sure to draw interest from everyone. Growth rate is slightly on the slower side, but this variety really doesn't reach a very large size at maturity so a slightly slower growth rate is to be expected. Grows 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide.