The exquisite Japanese Umbrella Pine, Sciadopitys verticillata, belongs to a genus of only one species that claims history dating to the days of dinosaurs. Trees display whorls of needles that resemble the spokes of an umbrella and account for the tree’s common name. In recent decades, plantsmen have selected unique forms with striking foliage and superior habits, and we are excited to bring these slow-growing, ornamental forms to our customers. Plant them in rich, acidic soil in full sun or partial shade, where you can appreciate the distinctive character they afford landscapes and gardens.
Sciadopitys verticillata 'Gruene Kugel'