Japanese Umbrella Pine

Introducing a new kind of evergreen to your landscape will impress family, friends, and neighbors alike. The Sciadopitys verticillata, named for its unique umbrella-like whorls of evergreen needles, is a slow-growing Asian import that thrives in full sun with little maintenance. For optimal growth, plant it in well-drained soil and remove dead or broken branches to maintain its shape. Its distinctive needle whorls also make a delightful addition to cut-flower arrangements. Over many years, it can reach a height of 25-30 feet and serves as a great privacy screen once it matures.

Evergreen shrubs and trees are incredibly versatile and can enhance any landscape. Not only do they provide much-needed greenery throughout the winter months, but they also serve as the perfect backdrop to the vibrant colors of spring and summer blooms. With a variety of cultivars available, each with its unique shape and size, there is an ideal evergreen for any space or use. Smaller shrubs or dwarfed trees can anchor foundation plantings or borders, while taller trees serve as excellent privacy screens or can jazz up dull fence lines. Whether used in a border or as a focal point, evergreens add color, interest, and beauty to any landscape.

  • Botanical Name:

    Sciadopitys verticillata

  • Form:
    Tree
  • Sun Exposure:
    Full Sun
  • Height/Habit:
    25 – 30 feet
  • Spread:
    15 – 20 feet
  • Spacing:
    15 – 20 feet
  • Hardiness Zone:
    5-8
  • Flowering Date:
    Evergreen year round.
  • Planting Instructions:
    Dig a hole twice the size of the pot the plant is in. Score a vertical mark on each of the four sides of the root ball. Firm soil around the roots and water thoroughly.
  • Growth Rate:
    Slow
  • Foliage Type:
    Thin, evergreen needles
  • Resistance:
    Deer Resistant
  • Pruning:
    Pruning is not necessary, except to remove a dead or broken branch.
  • Soil Requirement:
    Well-drained soil.