Mugo Pine Plant

Mugo Pine Plant. Also known as swiss mountain pine, or dwarf mugo pine. Although mugo pine can grow taller with age, in the japanese garden it is very carefully clipped into a neat mounding form.

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All year round it’s a source of colour and structure in the garden, and in spring it produces male and female flowers, the males being a lovely golden colour. Mugo pine is among the most commonly planted coniferous shrubs. Size variable due to seed source.

It is also drought tolerant.

Description as a native of the mountains of central and southern europe this pine species is grown all through the temperate zone as an easy care dwarfing conifer shrub that is hardy and inexpensive. Needles remain on plant for up to 5 years. Tree or plant type shrub.

Watch for aphids, adelgids, sawflies and pine shoot moth.

Also known as swiss mountain pine, or dwarf mugo pine. As with other pinus’s, the mops mugo pine is an evergreen plant, which means it will be present year round in your garden. Mugo pine is not fussy about soils and grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, sandy or clay soils as long as they are well drained.

Mugo pine is among the most commonly planted coniferous shrubs.

Native to (or naturalized in) oregon: The dwarf mountain pine, pinus mugo, is an evergreen shrub or small tree native to the mountain ranges of europe, including the pyrenees, alps, carpathians and appenines. All year round it’s a source of colour and structure in the garden, and in spring it produces male and female flowers, the males being a lovely golden colour.

Conifer, evergreen shrub, multistemmed or many branched, low growing form of the species, wider than tall, less than 8 ft tall x 16 ft wide (2.5 x 5 m).

It is hardy to uk zone 3. Perfect for coastal gardens and rock gardens. Amend the soil with organic matter and a couple buckets of gravel if it needs increased drainage.

Mugo pine gets its common and species name from the italian word, mugho, for dwarf.

Balled and burlapped plants should have as much of the burlap and wire basket removed as possible. Mugo pines are genetic descendants of much taller evergreen trees native to mountainous regions of europe. Although mugo pine can grow taller with age, in the japanese garden it is very carefully clipped into a neat mounding form.

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