Mugo Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - SlowMature Height - This low-growing species usually less than 8' tallMature Width - About twice its heightLongevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - MonoeciousFruit - Cones, subterminal, sessile or short-stalked, erect, horizontal, or slightly pendulous, solitary or 2-3 together, ovoid or conical-ovoid, 1-2" long by 0.5-1.5" broad, apex surrounded by a darker ring, at maturity grayish blackLeaf - Fall Color - Medium green to dark green, often yellowish green in winter especially on the tips of the needlesBark - Brownish gray, scaly, split in irregular plates but not scaling off on old trunks; a good identification feature on 0.5-3" diameter stems are the regular bumpy protuberances which result when the leaves absciseOther Features - Are useful in landscape planting; especially for foundations, masses, groupingsPossible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Generally does not produce a tap root and is easy to transplant; prefers a deep, moist loam in sun or partial shade; can be pruned annually to thicken plant and keep dwarf habit; very calcareous soil tolerantNative Habitat - Mountains of central and southern Europe from Spain to the Balkans. Introduced 1779.Diseases and Insects - Subject to rusts, wood rots, borers, sawflies and especially scale (often very serious)Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Pine.- Other plants of the family Pinaceae.- Other plants of the genus Pinus.- Other plants of the species Pinus mugo.