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Mitsch Dwarf Umbrella Pine*

Sciadopitys verticillata 'Mitsch Select'

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Mitsch Dwarf Umbrella Pine (Sciadopitys verticillata 'Mitsch Select') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Mitsch Dwarf Umbrella Pine

Mitsch Dwarf Umbrella Pine

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Japanese Umbrella Pine, Koyamaki

Description:

A compact dwarf evergreen with a distinctive upright shape when young, maturing to a beautiful pyramid or deep green needles with an upright appearance; a fine choice for a low natural hedge or as an evergreen accent in the garden

Ornamental Features

Mitsch Dwarf Umbrella Pine has forest green foliage. The needles remain forest green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Mitsch Dwarf Umbrella Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mitsch Dwarf Umbrella Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Mitsch Dwarf Umbrella Pine will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Mitsch Dwarf Umbrella Pine makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Rock  Garden  Container 
Applications
Ornamental Features

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