Umbrella Pine, Japanese Umbrella Pine, Koyamaki Sciadopitys verticillata - Podocarpus verticillatus, Taxus verticillata

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Botanical Name:

Sciadopitys verticillata







Common Name:

Umbrella Pine, Japanese Umbrella Pine, Koyamaki

Seeds Per Pound:
3.31 lb
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Germination Test Type:
90 feet
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These seeds have been treated with Methyl-Bromide.
In Stock: 3.31 lb
  • Sciadopitys verticillata

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water for 12 to 24 hours.
Stratification: Warm stratification at 63 to 70F for 3 months or cold strat. for 3 months at 32 to 50F have been recommended. A combination of the two may be required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* 2-5" dark shiny "needles" clustered in whorls at the ends of shoots, form varies, may be narrowly vertical to broadly conical, branches tend to droop with age, grows slowly, 2-4" cones, green, then brown, makes a distinctive dark green impression in the landscape, likes rich moist soil and full sun, like most other plants. Native to a small area in Japan.
* The Koyamaki ( Sciadopitys verticillata ), or Japanese Umbrella-pine , is a unique conifer endemic to Japan . It is the sole member of the family Sciadopityaceae and genus Sciadopitys , a living fossil with no close relatives, and known in the fossil record for about 230 million years.
* It is an evergreen tree that can grow 15-27m tall, with brown main shoots bearing whorls of 7–12 cm long flexible green cladodes that look like, and perform the function of, leaves but are actually composed of stem tissues; occasionally, a cladode will be forked and produce a bud in the 'v' of the fork.
* The plant was first introduced to Europe by John Gould Veitch in September 1860.
* Its genus name comes from the Greek prefix sciado- meaning "shadow" and pitys, meaning "pine", the specific epithet means "with whorls".
* Infrared microspectroscopy has identified conifers of the family Sciadopityaceae as the principal source of Baltic amber rather than as previously thought members of the families Araucariaceae and Pinaceae.
* It is a very attractive tree and is popular in gardens, despite its slow growth rate. more...