Sciadopitys verticillata 'Picola'

Sciadopitys verticillata 'Picola' is a dwarf, conical selection of Japanese umbrella pine with short, 2 inch (5 cm) long, shiny dark-green needles. Because of its short branching, 'Picola' will maintain an attractive dense appearance, a plus for smaller gardens. After 10 years years of growth, a mature specimen will stand 30 inches (80 cm) tall and 15 inches (35 cm) wide, suggested an annual rate of growth of 2.5 inches (8 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in 1980 by G.D. Böhlje nursery, Westerstede, Germany. 'Picola' was one of three plants selected in 2012 for the ACS Collectors Conifer of the Year program.

Sciadopitys verticillata 'Picola'
Photo by Herman Geers, Nursery, Boskoop