Mops Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo 'Mops'

Mops Mugo Pine

$87.00

$87.00

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Height : 5 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Sunlight: full sun
Water Usage: dry to average
Landscape Use: Mass Planting, Hedges/Screening, General Garden Use
Flower Color: N/A
Bloom Period:N/A
Foliage Type: evergreen
Foliage Color: Green
Deer Resistant?: No

Quick 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, excellent for form, texture and color detail in home gardens or for rock gardens; needs full sun
Other Names: Mugho Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine

What Makes it Special?
Mops Mugo Pine is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has emerald green evergreen foliage. The needles remain emerald green throughout the winter.


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Landscape Attributes
Mops Mugo Pine 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. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Planting & Growing
Mops Mugo Pine will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn’t necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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 xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. 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.



Want more info on sizes?
IndyPlants sells landscape size plant material. These often come in black nursery containers and are classified in sizes such as #2, #3, #5, etc. This correlates to the volume of the container, 2 gallon, 3, gallon, 5 gallon, etc. The bigger the number, the larger the pot, and the larger the plant. You’ll also see larger sizes such as 2” BB, 2.5” BB, 3” BB, etc. This stands for ‘Balled & Burlapped’. These plants are usually much larger and are not transported in black nursery pots. The sizing correlates to the diameter of the trunk of the tree.

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