Tree seed - Japanese umbrella pine

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(Sciadopitys verticillata)

Known in Japan as Koyamaki, or informally as Japanese umbrella pine, and in French Pin parasol du Japon, this tree is a very unique conifer. It is the only member of its botanical genus, distinguished by its whorls of 20-30 unique leaves - actually a modified type of stem tissue known as cladodes. A distinctive tree, it is slow-growing and enjoys mild temperatures. It is tolerant of shade, or full sunlight and generally prefers acidic soil. Very rare seed, limited quantity available.

Packet contains at least 10 seeds.

Germination: Soak in water for 24 hours. Cold stratify for 90 days in a moist potting soil, then plant under 1cm of soil in pots. Keep soil moist, slow to germinate.