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Sciadopitys verticilata


Sciadopitys verticillata, the Japanese umbrella pine, is an ancient conifer with long, thick needles held like the spokes of an umbrella.

Sciadopitys verticillata is an ancient species referred to as a living fossil because no close relatives have been found in the fossil record for 230 million years. Known as the Japanese umbrella pine, it is a beautiful conifer with long, thick, shiny, almost plastic-like, evergreen needles arranged on the branch tips like the spokes of an umbrella. Very slow growing and pyramidal in habit, it can make a beautiful and choice specimen in containers and small spaces or in larger gardens.

Common Name: Japanese Umbrella Pine

Family: Sciadopityaceae (The Japanese umbrella-pine family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 15-25'

Width: 8-10'

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Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

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Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

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Award: GPP

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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