Umbrella Pine Tree

I love this tree. It’s unlike any other tree that I know. Rarity lends it interest. The name gives it importance. Sciadopitys verticillata, doesn’t it just roll off the tongue?   Skiados is Greek for umbel and pitys means fir tree. Verticillata means whorled.  A perfect description for the Japanese Umbrella Tree.  I want to be in that upper tower of the horticultural library where plants are … Continue reading Umbrella Pine Tree