Pinus Mugo Mughus (Dwarf Mountain Pine, Mugo Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine)
Native to southern Europe, these slow-growing evergreens are very resistant to cold and drought. Small pines like this make excellent shrubs or bushes.
The Dwarf Mountain Pine originated in central Europe and is commonly found within the Balkan Peninsula – rocky slopes with thin soil that are constantly exposed to the elements. This makes the Dwarf Mountain Pine ideally suited to survive the summer/winter weather cycle in the UK. Their slow growth speed makes them low maintenance and easy to manage – a great choice for rockeries and large patio pots.
All conifers are known for their hardiness and resilience against the elements. We often think of them being heavily covered with snow during the winter, but they can look equally as bold and impressive against a bright blue summer sky. The size of conifers can vary from 50cm shrubs to 60m tall trees. In fact even a slow-growing miniature conifer may grow up to 3m (10ft) tall at maturity.
Latin Name: Pinus Mugo Munghus
English Name: Dwarf Mountain Pine, Mugo Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine
Genus: Pinus (Pine)
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage: Dark Green Needles.
Flower: Brown Pine Cones.
Flowering Period: Spring.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-drained. Chalk. Clay. Sand. Loam.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Exposed or Slightly Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: High (H7)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -40 °C to -35 °C (-40 °F to -30 °F)
Suggested Uses: Rock Gardens, Embankments, Borders, Large Pots.
Maintenance: No pruning required.
Growth Habit: Round, Bushy.
Growth Speed: Slow (10cm to 15cm per year).
Starting Height: 30cm to 100cm (1.0 ft to 3.0 ft)
Final Height: 200cm to 300cm (6.5 ft to 10 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 30cm to 100cm (1.0 ft to 3.3 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 200cm to 300cm (6.5 ft to 10 ft)
Pot Included: 3 Litre Plastic Pot to 30 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 45cm to 125cm (1.5 ft to 4.1 ft)
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