Mugo Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine, Pinus montana
|The many forms and types of pines can be found in northern temperate zones and on mountains in the tropics. Some grow rapidly, others slowly. Some have silvery foliage, others are dark green. They range from dwarfs to 100-foot-tall trees. The size and form of their cones vary. All pines have long needlelike leaves grouped in clusters of 2 to 5. They are fairly drought-tolerant, with a few exceptions. Extended drought or pollution can weaken pines, making them susceptible to pests and diseases. They grow well in full sun and poor, but well-drained soils. Shape tree in spring. Too much water produces yellow needles.
The stout needles on this dense, broad and bushy evergreen shrub are in groups of twos. Reaches 10 to 15 feet tall and 15 to 25 feet wide. Needle-like foliage is bright to dark green.
Attributes - Pinus mugo
Plant Type: Shrub
Height: 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Width: 25 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Beetles, Rust, Scales.
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