Sciadopitys verticillata also known as Japanese umbrella Pine tree is a unique shaped pine tree with large erect standing needles and fine cones. The foliage develops a bronze tint in winter.
This outstanding slow-growing conifer grows to a height of approx 300 cm in 10 years time!
Details Sciadopitys verticillata
- Leaf colour: Green
- Full grown: 10 Years
- Full grown height: 2 – 3 m
- Full grown width: 1 – 1.50 m
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 10 cm
- Plant spacing: 200 cm
- Hardiness: -25 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Sciadopitys Verticillata
In general : Sciadopitys Verticillata dislike wet feet, therefore plant in well-drained soil which has been improved with some compost, you can improve soil drainage by mixing in some sand or grit to the planting holes.
Sciadopitys Verticillata have strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. At the start of winter water the Sciadopitys Verticillata well so that they go into the winter with a moisture boost. As Sciadopitys Verticillata are evergreen trees, they keep on dehydrating all winter long.
Avoid shading the base of the plant to prevent the lower part also turning brown – it does not stand shade. Do not apply fertilizer until your trees have been in the ground for at least 6 -8 weeks. It could burn the new roots.
During Feb and March add some Natural Kieserite (Magnesium Sulphate) on top of the soil to improve the foliage colour, if you cannot obtain it, organic fertilizer will suffice. Sciadopitys Verticillata require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned to remove any dead and old wood.