SCIADOPITYS verticillata

Commonly known as Japanese umbrella pine

Branches horizontal bearing spherical clusters of rich glossy green leaves, very slow growing
Further Reading....
  • 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

SCIADOPITYS verticillata

  • 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
    Place of origin
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
8m (26ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)

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