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botanical name:
Sciadopitys verticillata
Sciadopitys verticillata © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Japanese Umbrella Pine, Koyamaki
family:  Sciadopityaceae
characteristics: conifer, evergreen
height: 15.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: green
flower colour:
fruit colour: brown & green
stem/bark: light brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Slow growing medium to large tree of pyramidal habit. Needle-like leaves arranged in distinct whorls. Mature trees may produces cones up to 10cm long with thick scales. Orangey brown peeling bark.

Moist, fertile, lime-free soil in a sunny position. Thrives best in areas with high humidity and warm summers. Very hardy but aviod locations with cold winter winds.

From seed

other notes:
Very ancient species, known from fossils up to 230 million years old. It appears possible that either this species or now extinct close relatives where the main source of resin that became fossilized as Baltic amber.

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