Sciadopitys verticillata 'Wintergreen' / Wintergreen Japanese Umbrella pine

Sciadopitys verticillata 'Wintergreen' is a slow-growing pyramidal tree form of Japanese Umbrella pine with long, dark-green needles which do not turn bronze in the winter. Typical rate of growth in most areas is around 7.5 inches (20 cm) per year, resulting in a small dense tree, 6 feet (2 m) tall by 4 feet (1.3 m) wide after 10 years in the landscape.

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. It was a seedling that he selected at the college for superior winter hardiness. You can read more about Sidney Waxman's life and work at this link.

Sciadopitys verticillata 'Wintergreen' commonly known as Japanese Umbrella-pine taken at the 2011 New England Flower show in Boston, Massachusetts.
Photo by Captain Tucker via Wikipedia

Photo by Don Levesque
Sid Waxman's 'Wintergreen' in winter in Brunswick, ME, 2013
Photo by Sean Callahan
Sid Waxman's 'Wintergreen' in winter in Brunswick, ME, 2013
Photo by Sean Callahan
<Sciabopitys verticillata 'Wintergreen' at the display garden of Dennis Dodge, Bethlehem, Connecticut.
Photo by Dennis Dodge

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