A picture of a Umbrella pine

Umbrella pine

Sciadopitys spp.

Also known as

Japanese umbrella pine

Sciadopitys verticillata in Forest park of Aichi Prefecture by Alpsdake (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

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More images of Umbrella pine

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Sciadopitys verticillata cones
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Umbrella pine Overview

This genus is monotypic and contains only one species. Sciadopitys verticillata is known as a living fossil, in the Sciadopityaceae family of conifers. It is an evergreen tree endemic to Japan that is commonly known as the umbrella pine because of its umbrella-like whorls of leaves. In cultivation it requires a sheltered position in full sun and an acid soil.

How to propagate Umbrella pine

Seed

Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).

Cuttings

Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.