Sciadopitys Verticallata Japanese Umbrella Pine 7.5 Litre: Umbrella pine is a fully hardy, small to medium-sized evergreen tree with luxuriant, dark green needle-like leaves which are whorled round the horizontal branches like the spokes of an umbrella. It has a dense, heavy-branching habit when young, becoming more open and loose with age as a more conical shape takes over. As a mature tree it varies from being broadly pyramidal to having an almost spiral-like form, making it great for growing as a specimen plant in a large open space or in the middle of a large lawn. Avoid exposed sites which experience sweeping winter winds as it may suffer from wind burn in extremely exposed cold sites.
Planting Position: For best results plant in full sun, away from exposed windy sites.
Soil: Very adaptable plant, a good choice for a wide almost all soil types, excluding heavy clay and alkaline. Best suited to a moist well drained.
Suitable for container planting: Yes ideal.
Eventual height and spread: Has been known to reach over 30ft high with a similar spread in cultivation however this is rare.
Growth speed: Very slow.
Growth habit: Upright, bushy.
Pruning: No not necessary.
Foliage: Deep green, long green narrow needles, encircling its branches, has a touch of bronze to it during winter.
Hardiness; -20 ideal for the entire UK
Choose a location with morning sun and in the hottest parts of the country somewhere with a liitle shade from hot afternoon sun. Umbrella pines need organically rich soil that manages moisture well so before planting prepare your hole with some well-rotted manure or a thick layer of compost. Try to keep the soil relatively moist. Organic mulch will help maintain some moisture feed once or twice during the summer months. This plant has no special requirements during the winter months