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Sciadopitys verticillata

Umbrella pine

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Features

  • Height9m to 20m
  • Spread4m to 8m
  • Growth HabitPyramidal
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Sciadopitys verticillata (Umbrella pine). The species produces deep green, flattened needles about 15cm long, which are carried in stiff whorls of 20 to 30 which produce an umbrella effect. The small oval cones will take about 2 years to mature.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Origin

S. Japan

Interest and use

Specimen

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will prefer a cool climate with cool, moist humus-rich soil, with light shade when their young.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible.

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