Sciadopitys Verticillata - Japanese Umbrella Pine or Koyamaki
The Japanese Umbrella Pine (Latin name Sciadopitys Verticillata or Japanese name Koyamaki) is very attractive to look at. Given its wonderful shape and texture, if you do plant a Sciadopitys Verticillata, it will definitely grow to become a focal point of your garden.
Sciadopitys Verticillata makes a statement that few other trees can match in the conifer world. It is very slow growing but is nevertheless able to reach heights of several metres over a long period of time.
Sciadopitys Verticillata is an evergreen tree with green needle-like leaves arranged in concentric circles or spirals at the end of each branchlet. The end of the branchlets look like upturned umbrellas, hence its name - Japanese Umbrella Pine.
A unique conifer from Japan, this rare plant is a living fossil with records known to date back to well over 200 million years.
The Japanese Umbrella Pine will happily grow in a moist fertile soil and, as the UK summer temperatures are modest, it’s best to position it in a nice sunny spot. As mentioned, it is very slow growing, however when planting do leave enough room for it to reach its full potential (although this may take some time) expect 8 metres height to 4 metres wide.
Grow in a moist fertile soil and as the UK summer temperatures are modest position in a nice sunny spot.
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