Japanese umbrella pine (Sciadopitys verticillata)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Japanese umbrella pine
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Japanese umbrella pine (Sciadopitys verticillata)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 5a
Mature Height Mature Height
20 to 35 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
15 to 20 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Slower
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
None
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Insignificant
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
Yes
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
narrow, pyramidal, dense form; 20-35’ tall; 15-20’ wide; thick, dark green, glossy, upward pointing needles that feel like plastic; turns brownish in winter; slow grower; full sun; prefers a rich, sandy-loam, acidic soil; intolerant to poorly drained, compacted, heavy clay soil; prefers moist, well-drained soil; intolerant to road salt; subject to winterburn; hence plant in a protected location; native to Japan; hardy to zone 5a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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