- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 20 - 30 Feet
- Mature Spread 10 - 15 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Better known as the Wintergreen Japanese Umbrella Pine, this Sciadopitys verticillata is spot on if you are searching for a special conical evergreen tree. Growing to around 20 to 30 feet tall, the Wintergreen Japanese Umbrella Pine develops dense and dark green needles that keep their color over winter and cones in the fall.
Slow growing and with a naturally pleasing shape, the Wintergreen Japanese Umbrella Pine is definitely well behaved. It is low maintenance, resistant to deer, and typically disease- and pest-free. Native to Japan, this Umbrella pine is often found in forests. Here, it is suitable for planting in zones 5 to 8. The Wintergreen Japanese Umbrella Pine is often grown either as a specimen to provide winter interest or as an eye-catching hedge.
Wintergreen Japanese Umbrella Pine Care
Even though it is slow growing, you will want to plant this Wintergreen Japanese Umbrella Pine where it will not affect any power lines or overhangs. Enjoying full to partial sun, provide protection from harsh afternoon sun if you live in a warm climate. It prefers fertile, slightly acidic, moist, yet well-drained soil and cannot tolerate soils that are prone to waterlogging. To help it establish, keep the soil moist upon planting and for the first few seasons after. Once established, watering tends to only be needed during hot and dry spells. No fertilization is required.
Pruning is not generally needed as the Wintergreen Japanese Umbrella Pine forms a pleasing shape naturally. Nevertheless, you can remove any dead or damaged wood, and lightly reduce the new candle growth as required.
Mulching annually can help improve the soil content and conserve moisture during the summer months.
Wintergreen Japanese Umbrella Pine Spacing
Over time, the Wintergreen Japanese Umbrella Pine can grow to 30 feet tall and 15 feet wide. You can plant this Umbrella Pine with a spacing of 15 feet apart or closer to form a hedge.
Wintergreen Japanese Umbrella Pine Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 20 - 30 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 10 - 15 Feet|
|Spacing: 10 - 15 Feet|
|Habit: Columnar, Upright|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Flower Description: Brown and Red Shades|
|Bloom Period: Fall|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark green glossy needles|
|Seasonal Interest: Fall Interest|
|Uses: Borders, Mass Planting|
|Features: Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Wintergreen Japanese Umbrella Pine|
|Scientific Name: Sciadopitys verticillata 'Wintergreen'|
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