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Japanese Umbrella Pine in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Sciadopitys Verticillata

 

Japanese Umbrella Pine

Sciadopitys verticillata- Japanese Umbrella Pine - is endemic to Japan. It is the only member of the family Sciadopityaceae and genus Sciadopitys, a living fossil with no close relatives, and known in fossil records for about 230 million years. It is also on the Red List of threatened species in it's native Japan. It is slow-growing, and can be pruned to shape.

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plant Features
  • Japanese Umbrella Pine likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Japanese Umbrella Pine likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Japanese Umbrella Pine is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Japanese Umbrella Pine likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Japanese Umbrella Pine

Latin name

Sciadopitys Verticillata

type

Evergreens

family

Sciadopityaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.3 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Japanese Umbrella Pine likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Japanese Umbrella Pine is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Japanese Umbrella Pine likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Japanese Umbrella Pine likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Japanese Umbrella Pine is 2.00meters x 7.00meters 2.00 M 7.00 M

Sciadopitys Verticillata

Sciadopitys verticillata- Japanese Umbrella Pine - is endemic to Japan. It is the only member of the family Sciadopityaceae and genus Sciadopitys, a living fossil with no close relatives, and known in fossil records for about 230 million years. It is also on the Red List of threatened species in it's native Japan. It is slow-growing, and can be pruned to shape.


Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Take semi- ripe cuttings from this season's growth in Autumn. Cut neatly, just below a leaf node, a 5" approx. piece of a healthy shoot that has soft growth at the tip. pinch out the growing tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 

Flowering

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Inconspicuous flowers are followed by oval 8 cm. cones in Autumn

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant in moist, well-draining soil in a sunny, or partially sunny site - preferably getting mid-day sun

 
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