Japanese Umbrella Pine
Sciadopitys verticillata 'Wintergreen'

Family: Sciadopityaceae
Genus: Sciadopitys (sigh-uh-DOP-ih-tiss) (Info)
Species: verticillata (ver-ti-si-LAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Wintergreen

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Westport, Connecticut

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 28, 2014, rkwright85 from Horton, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Japanese Umbrella Pines are one of the coolest and most unique of all the conifers and 'Wintergreen' is one of the best varieties because of the dark green foliage that really doesn't yellow in winter. The only downside is that snow and ice can easily break off branches. It needs careful siting but is not difficult to grow otherwise.

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On Dec 19, 2007, Treadwell from Westport, CT wrote:

I purchased a 10-inch seedling 4 yrs. ago from a local nursery and planted in a spot with some wind protection and some mid-day shade - tree is now 3 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide. Another 10-inch seedling I purchased 3 yrs. ago, moved after a year to a spot with less wind protection and full sun is 18 in. tall. Seems to like some wind protection and growth is rather slow but very symmetrical. Has a very interesting pre-historic look with needles arranged in umbrella shaped whorls on the branches. Great texture and keeps a good dark green color all winter. Nice as a specimen.