SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA, Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Needs ample water. Branches are good for flower arrangements.
Native to Japan.
Previously listed in the Taxodiaceae family.
Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.
Conical or Rounded Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 20 - 30 feet.
Width: 15 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Linear, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Winter.
Bark Dark Brown or Red Brown, Exfoliating.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 4 - 9 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay or Loam Texture.
Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Spider Mites.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Sciadopitys verticillata Tree Record." 1995-2020. Jul 11, 2020.
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