Sciadopytis verticillata ‘Wintergreen’– Japanese Umbrella Pine is a beautifully symmetrical, upright conifer deserving to be a focal point in any garden. In its youth, it is slow growing. The growth rate accelerates as it gets older and established. It is narrowly pyramidal in habit and retains its strong green color throughout the winter, giving it its name. The foliage ends on the branch tips in an umbrella-like whorl and is thick and waxy to the touch. A good rich, moist soil with good drainage and finding a site with winter protection is best.