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Mugo Pine-Mops

Pinus mugo 'Mops'

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 Mugo Pine-Mops (Pinus mugo 'Mops') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Mugo Pine-Mops

Mugo Pine-Mops

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Swiss Mountain Pine

Description:

A top-notch evergreen garden shrub with an extremely dense, mounded habit of growth throughout its life, very compact and slow growing; very rugged and hardy, no pruning required, needs full sun; also avaliable in Hi-Graft form

Ornamental Features

Mugo Pine-Mops has emerald green foliage. The needles remain emerald green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Mugo Pine-Mops is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mugo Pine-Mops is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Mugo Pine-Mops will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
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Ornamental Features