Young Japanese Umbrella Pine Tree | Sciadopitys verticillata


Soft, green needles that stand like a parasol on the branches... That is what the Japanese Umbrella Pine owes its name to.

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Can be planted throughout the year


The Sciadopitys verticillata, or as it is also known in Dutch; the Japanese Umbrella Pine or whorl-leaved pine, is a conifer that originates from Japan.


Growth Habit

The most striking feature of Sciadopitys verticillata is the umbrella-shaped growth habit of the needles, which cluster together.

Sciadopitys verticillata is a slow grower and can reach a maximum height of 3 to 4 meters. This makes it excellent for use in a small garden or planter.

The growth habit is fairly narrow and upright, and due to the graceful needles, Sciadopitys verticillata is well-suited for Japanese gardens.


The Needles

The needles are bright green and have a soft texture.

The needles of Sciadopitys verticillata can grow up to 13 cm long, creating a beautiful contrast with the brown trunk and branches of the tree.



The fruits of Sciadopitys verticillata consist of oval-shaped cones, which can vary in size and be brown in color.



The Japanese Umbrella Pine prefers a location in partial shade or shade. It thrives in moderately moist soil that is slightly acidic.


How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.


Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis

  • Easy to plant yourself due to the compact size and light weight
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in a sturdy packaging
  • Experience the growth and development of your own tree
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you are looking for
  • Attain mature size within a short time
  • Can be planted year-round as everything is delivered in pots
  • No root loss and better chances of establishment as everything is pot-grown
  • Cost-effective purchase
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower



Want to know more about pruning? Read our page on tree maintenance! Feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist!


  • Flower color

    Inconspicuous Yellow
  • Flowering months

  • Location

    Semi shade-shade
  • Fruits

    Cone-shaped fruits
  • Evergreen

  • Winter hardiness

  • Leaf color in summer

  • Leaf color in autumn



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