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Pine - Dwarf Mugo / Size 1
Dwarf Mugo Pine

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Our Price: $4.95

Product Code: PINMUG1

Pinus Mugo pumilio 'Abruzzi-Maiella'

Overall Description

Also known as Swiss Mountain Pine, or Dwarf Mugo Pine. This is a dwarf, low-growing, spreading pine. Nice dark green, stiff needles that are 2 - 3 inches long. Very tolerant - can handle poor, rocky, dry, windy conditions. Widely used in foundation plantings, and is an excellent choice for bonsai projects and Japanese gardens.

Our Abruzzi-Maiella strain of Dwarf Mugo Pine is grown from seed that is collected from the Abruzzi-Maiella mountain range in central Italy. They are a very select strain of Mugo, and the seed strain comes from an area that is known worldwide to be a great source for low growing, dwarf forms. Extremely hardy, with a superb growth habit that requires no maintenance at all..

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 3 - 4 ft

--Mature Width : 4 - 5 ft

--Growth Rate :
Slow to moderate ( 3" - 6" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
3 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun

--Soil Preference :
Average - will adapt to just about any soil. Even dry & rocky soils.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - Dark gren needle type foliage Needles range in length - can be as short as barely 2", and as long as 3" or just slightly longer. Good dense branching habit. Will experience seasonal needle cast usually occurring in fall. Older needles turn yellow before being cast off of the plant - but this is a normal growth process.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Cones - cones start out as a light green color, and eventually ripen into a dark brown color. Cones contain winged seeds.

--Diseases / Insects :
Can be subject to problems such as wood rot, borers, sawflies, and scale.....with scale being the most common, and most serious of these problems.

--Recommended Spacing :
2 1/2 - 3 ft apart recommended for a solid hedge planting

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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