Dwarf Mugo Pine ‘Pumilio’

$18.49

  • 2.5 Quart
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Earn up to 92 PBM Points.

Scientific NamePinus mugo var. pumilio
ExposureFull Sun
Bloom/FeatureCones yearly
Avg. Dimensions3-5' H x 6-10' W
USDA Zones2,3,4,5,6,7,8
SoilRich, well-draining soil
WaterMedium
UsesBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Bonsai

Description

The Dwarf Mugo Pine is a unique beauty that will separate your landscape or garden from the pack! This dwarf pine grows in gorgeous mounds of needled evergreen foliage. Branches extend outward and upward with deep green to dark green foliage that never leaves your landscape looking bare. Additionally, this conifer produces petite, attractive cones yearly, creating seasonal interest.

New growth emerges in fantastic orange to cream colored candles yearly. The Dwarf Mugo Pine is a slow-grower and notably low-maintenance. Left unchecked, it won’t get wild and crazy in your landscape. Instead it has a naturally compact, mounding habit.

The Pinus mugo var. pumilio pine reaches a mature height of 3-5′ H x 6-10′ W. Furthermore, it’s very easily trained to whatever shape or size you desire. Break off new growth candles to stunt growth in that area, let them grow free for more extensive growth.

Try the Dwarf Mugo Pine in borders, mass plantings, rock gardens, and containers. Moreover, another popular usage of this pine is as a bonsai.

Once established, this variety is notably water-wise.

Birds enjoy taking shelter in the Dwarf Mugo Pine’s thick foliage, and also partake in the seeds buried inside of their plentiful cones.

Dwarf Mugo Pine Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 2-8. This is a remarkably cold-hardy shrub.

Prefers Full Sun for best results, 4-6 hours a day at least. Inadequate sun will result in decreased foliage coverage.

Grows best in rich soil with good drainage. Water regularly during the first season to encourage deep root growth. 2-3 times per week during average weather conditions. Afterwards, water the Dwarf Mugo Pine once a week or so.

Fertilize with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring to encourage new growth and the overall health of your Pinus mugo var. pumilio pine.

Check out a couple other cold-hardy species, the Dwarf Alberta Spruce and Baby Blue Colorado Spruce

Additional information

Scientific NamePinus mugo var. pumilio
ExposureFull Sun
Bloom/FeatureCones yearly
Avg. Dimensions3-5' H x 6-10' W
USDA Zones2,3,4,5,6,7,8
SoilRich, well-draining soil
WaterMedium
UsesBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Bonsai

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