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.

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

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