Scientists now believe that much of the fossil-rich Baltic amber was produced … 'Variegata' - The needles of this hard-to-find variation are colored green and yellow. Sciadopitys verticillata 'Wintergreen' Wintergreen Japanese Umbrella Pine. Name. You can read more about Sidney Waxman's life and work at this link. I used to have a dwarf Japanese Umbrella Pine planted here but wanted a larger one. 14 Items . It was a seedling that he selected at the college for superior winter hardiness. 'Wintergreen' - Perhaps the finest form, this plant features a narrow conical habit and bright green foliage that does not discolor in winter. An exceptional variety that is quite popular. At the time of the transplanting of the young umbrella pine, I had never seen another except in botanical-garden collections; unusual or rare was the word. 4 (-20 to -30 F / -28.9 to -34.4 C), HORTICULTURAL STATUS: Established Japanese umbrella-pine is not a true pine, but it is a needled evergreen. College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. 'Wintergreen' - Perhaps the finest form, this plant features a narrow conical habit and bright green foliage that does not discolor in winter. Sciadopitys verticillata 'Wintergreen' commonly known as Japanese Umbrella-pine taken at the 2011 New England Flower show in Boston, Massachusetts. The darkest green of … Pinus sylvestris 'Fastigiata' Scots Sentinel Pine . The digital materials (images and text) available from the UConn Plant Database are protected by copyright. Wintergreen Umbrella Pine foliage (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder) * This is a "special order" plant - … Rating Content; Positive: On Mar 6, 2015, Nanthawat from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote: This one remains on the dwarf end of things. True pines have Pinus in their botanical names: for example, botanists call the eastern white pine Pinus strobus. Subscribe. I love the foliage color on this one, it's a deeper blue-green and doesn't turn brown or yellow during winter. Add to Cart More info about our plant sizes. If you are versed in the scientific names of plants at all, then you may realize that Sciadopitys verticillata is not a true pine, despite its common plant name. Christmas Mail Order Retail Wholesale. Thanks to all for your feedback. It is the sole member of the family Sciadopityaceae and genus Sciadopitys, a living fossil with no close relatives, and present in the fossil record for about 230 million years. General Description. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website. Already in the U.S.A., cultivars of S. verticillata‘Wintergreen’ and ‘Joe Kozey ’ are being grown by several large nurseries. 'Variegata' - The needles of this hard-to-find variation are colored green and yellow. Growing Japanese umbrella pines is not for everyone. Description A fairly narrow Sciadopitys that doesn't turn brownish or off-color in the winter like most umbrella pines. The foliage develops a bronzy tint in winter. In Europe a thick-needled cultivar, ‘Sternschnuppe’, is now coming into commerce and a golden variegated type, ‘Golden Rush’, is also being grown. Dr. Sidney Waxman (1923 - 2005), of the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT is credited with the introduction of this cultivar in 1960 and its naming in 1985. The tree is unusual, and people tend to either love or hate it. Of all the dwarf types we’ve trialed it maintains the darkest green, resulting in a very rich look. Japanese umbrella pine trees are classified as Sciadopitys verticillata in plant taxonomy. Home About Us Catalogue Request Plant Library New Plants 2020 Customized Hang Tags Products Picks of the Week Login Contact Us; Mobile Site Shorter, thinner needles on short shoots account for an overall bushy habit. 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