Sciadopitys verticillata 'Joe Kozy'

Sciadopitys verticillata 'Joe Kozy' is fast-growing selection of Japanese Umbrella pine with a unique, very fastigiate growth habit which is almost like a telephone pole. It has long narrow glossy green needles at the ends of its branches and makes a useful accent plant. It also does not have the tendency of other cultivars of this species to turn from green to bronze in the winter. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will stand 6 feet (2 m) tall and 2 feet (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm).

This cultivar as seedling introduced in 1986 by Sidney Waxman of from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

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Sciadopitys verticillata 'Joe Kozy' at Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan, July, 2016.
Photo by William Dunagin

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