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
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Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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