Japanese Cedar with juvenile foliage, which is more needle-like and softer, hence the common name plume cedar. The foliage is green in summer and with the onset of cold weather turns a mahogany plum in the late autumn and winter. It is the perfect backdrop to witchhazels, and red and yellow stemmed dogwoods. As a young plant it is excellent in containers, particularly larger containers planted for winter. The soft texture combines well with other conifers that might be more stiff in appearance. Also combines well with Japanese maples. Grows to 15 feet over 10 years.