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Questions About Umbrella Pine Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
September 18, 2013

Q. Moving of Umbrella Pine

We have a lovely 30 foot umbrella pine that is too close to the house. We would like to move it to another location. What type of location does it like, sunny, shady or partial?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
September 19, 2013
A.

This link might help: http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/detail.php?pid=456

I might suggest that when moving trees, one needs to dig 10'' rootball for each 1'' diameter of the trunk. A tree with a 3'' trunk should have a rootball dug at least 30'' wide...or greater.

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Asked by
oldernie on
July 17, 2015

Q. needle-cast on my Sciadopitys verticilla

I have what appears to be needle-cast on my Sciadopitys verticilla. Which fungicide do I spray it with? We have had almost monsoon conditions this spring and summer so far. The whorls on tip of branches keep getting the brown needles and then drop them. I have tried Clears 3336, and today I tried Banrot that I had. I’ve removed all infected whorls, raked dropped needles and discarded, and sprayed soil after removing needles. Can you give any advice? This is a 6′ tree and I would hate to lose it! Thank you so much!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 18, 2015
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In my research I found a few links for you that may be of some help.
One of the links strongly suggests that a professional needs to make the diagnosis of Needle Cast disease.

http://enpp.auburn.edu/outreach/web-publications/pine-bark-beetles-and-needle-cast-disease/
https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/needle-cast-disease-in-christmas-trees/
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/umbrella-pine/umbrella-pine-planting.htm

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Asked by
Mindydtd on
May 4, 2016

Q. Umbrella pine

What causes it to yellow? I’ve had it 10 years and never saw this happen.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 6, 2016
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In my research I found many reports of the Umbrella Pine taking on a yellow cast to the needles during winter with the tree shedding these needles and returning to it's normal green color during the growing season.

A soil test is a good idea to check the soil, as this tree prefers a slightly acidic soil.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/umbrella-pine/umbrella-pine-planting.htm

It is possible that a yellowing tree could indicate a more serious issue and I've listed this link to give you more information and what to look for.

https://www.apsnet.org/publications/PlantDisease/BackIssues/Documents/1983Articles/PlantDisease67n06_698.PDF

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Asked by
thecheese on
June 22, 2017

Q. Japanese Umbrella Pine care

We planted one and now we find that it is a bit windy for it. What is the best wind protection we can use for our Umbrella Pine? We have a 6′ fence about 4 feet behind it but it is still pretty open around the tree. Thanks Jane

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 26, 2017
Certified Expert
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This slow growing conifer does need a planting site with protection from wind.

Unfortunately a fence will not likely be enough protection.
You may want to find a more protected planting location for this tree.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/umbrella-pine/umbrella-pine-planting.htm

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Asked by
judithmacarthur on
June 30, 2018
Answered by
BushDoctor on
July 2, 2018
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They will survive much lower than this... The problem comes with the heat. They can only survive to our zone 8a and below. This will mean that it will prefer cooler temperatures than what your zone has to offer. This does not mean that it will not survive there, but it will mean that it will need special protection from the heat, and full sun. It may not live near as long either.

I would highly recommend something for a warmer climate, but I will include a link to their care while the idea is mulled over: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/umbrella-pine/umbrella-pine-planting.htm

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