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SCIADOPITYS verticillata

Commonly known as Japanese umbrella pine

Branches horizontal bearing spherical clusters of rich glossy green leaves, very slow growing
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  • Evergreen - grooved leaves 5-12cm (2-5in) long, olive-green beneath are produced in terminal whorls of 15-25 and persist for 3 or 4 years.
  • Height - 8m (26ft)
  • Spread - 6m (20ft)
  • Conifer - single, ovoid female cones 5-8cm (2-3in) long ripen in their second year. Spherical male cones to 10mm (½in) are produced in clusters
  • Tree - red-brown bark peels in ribbons.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun - shade from hot midday sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Architectural interest -
  • Exotic plants
  • Good to know - introduced into UK by Robert Fortune, Scottish plant hunter, in 1861. Makes a fine specimen. The leaves, in whorls at the shoot tips, resemble the spokes of an umbrella. May take several years to train a central leader.
  • Ornamental bark
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - Japan
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Suitable for small gardens - Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Linear - see photos above
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Conical -
8m (26ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)

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