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Sciadopitys verticillata cultivars.

Posted by magnolavastic z6/7 Norway ( on
Sun, Aug 3, 08 at 8:00

I am growing some 40 cultivars of Sciadopitys verticillata in Norway. Precipitation 1800 mm, years (average). 6,3 C. Extremes: -20 C - + 34 C.
I have been collecting plants for 40 years. Especially conifers and magnolias.
Especially interested in pendulous forms of Sciadopitys, and multitepaled forms from Oyama section; magnolias.

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RE: Sciadopitys verticillata cultivars.


I have sciadopitys verticillata also the cultivar pigmea
very distinct from the species do you have a list of the
sciadopitys cultivars you have?

RE: Sciadopitys verticillata cultivars.

Best rating 5 asterix (*****)

A. Sciadopitys verticilla cultivars in my collection, N-4438 Sira, Norway.

‘Ann Haddow’ 2003, 2 plants available. From Arboretum Trompenburg (syn. ‘Aurea Trompenburg’) Yellow. variegated form. Orange colored branches. Spectacular. ****
‘Cream Star’ (cream colored needles; lost. Not hardy?) **
‘Duke University’ 2000 ****
‘Feuerwerk, Clone 1 2001 ***
‘Feuerwerk’ Clone 2 1992 ***
‘Feuerwerk’ Clone 3 2001 ***
‘Foxtail’ 2001 ‘Speerspitze’ ? (synonym ?) ***
‘Gold Star’ 1995 ? ****
‘Goldstuck’ **** 2004
‘Golden Pendula’ 2000, 2003 ****
‚Golden Riss’, listed by Grübele, not in my collection.
‘Golden Rush’ 1985 *****
‘Goldmähne’ 2003 ****
‘Green Star’ 1988 ****
‘Grüne Kugel’ 1999 ****
‘Jeddeloh Compact’ 1995 ***
‘Jim Cross’ 2001 **
‘Joe Kozey’ 2001 *****
‘John Mitch Compacta’ 2001 ****
‘Mecki’ 1990 *****
‘Megaschirm’ 2003 (syn. ‘Long Leaf’?) ****
‘Knirps’ (listed by Krüssmann) (syn. ‘Mecki’ ?)
‘Kugelblitz’ ****
‘Kupferschirm’ (syn. ‘Copper Top’) ***
‘Long Leaf’ (syn. ‘Long Needles’, similar to ‘Wintergreen’, but not the same). 1988
‘Mecki’ 1988 (not the same as ‘Knirps’? Wittboldt-Müller claims it is.) *****
‘Ossorio Gold’ 2000 + 2 stk. 2003
‘Papagei’ (syn. ‘Variegata’?) 2003 Name used by Uwe Langwald.
‘Pendula’ (?) Several forms existing, probably not the Tokyo form 1988. More dwarf, my form not pendulous after 15 years. Spectacular color (yellow/cream) on new needles. I must have the true form. One bad plant from Grübele was pendulous, but not healthy on arrival. Lost. *** New source in Georgia discovered. Working hard to obtain one plant.
‘Perlenglanz’ 2000 ****
‘Picola’ 1995 *****
‘Pygmy’ 1995 (doubts about it is true to name) ****
‘Rel Dwarf’ 2001 ****
‘Richies Cushion’ 2001 *
‘Roslyn Parasol’ 2000 ****
‘Seedling I’, one trunk, from From 1980 ****
‘Seedling II’, several trunks, broad form. From 1970. (Approx.) ***
‘Shorty’ **
‘Speerspitze’ ***
‘Spiralez’ (not consistent) * Habit "disappeared"! Not consistent.
‘Starburst’ 2003 ****
‘Sternschnuppe’ From 1985 (approx.) Two forms? *****
‘Sunburst’ ****
‘Wintergreen’ (‘Winter Green’?) 1998 *****
‘Yellow Dream’ (have not got this one yet) ****

This old list is not updated. I have more cultivars now.

RE: Sciadopitys verticillata cultivars.

Hi magnolavastic-

There is a pendulous form that is S.v. 'Hinge Form' that seems very nice. You have quite an impressive collection of Sciadopitys. I only have 5, but my 2 favorites are 'picola' and 'sternschnuppe I'. I was suprised to see that you rated 'Mecki' so highly(5 stars). From the photos that I have seen- it seems rather plain. I will have to reconsider for a possible future purchase.

I am very interested in your decsription of 'Ann Haddow'- is this a dwarf or full size cultivar?

Do you know Dennis Dodge/Bethlehem Nursery? He has an extensive inventory of Sciadopitys. I put a link to his website below.

It would be nice if you could post some photos of your cultivars. Many of the forms in your colection are rarely seen by anyone except diehard enthusiasts.

thanks, shannon

Here is a link that might be useful: Bethlehem Nursery

RE: Sciadopitys verticillata cultivars.

Sciadopitys verticillata 'Ann Haddow' is a full size Sciadopitys. 'H�ngeform' (in the US 'Hingeform') is a showy form as the shoots is pendulous, not the whole tree. Easy to grow. I know the Bethlehem Nursery. My old 'Sternschnuppe' is between 3 and 4 m tall now. One of the largest available.

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