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Gnom Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo 'Gnom'

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Gnom Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo 'Gnom') at GardenWorks

Gnom Mugo Pine

Gnom Mugo Pine

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Height:  4 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Other Names:  Mugho Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine

Description:

A valuable evergreen garden shrub which features deep green needles on a dense and compact mounded form; very slow growing, an excellent choice for the rock garden or for general garden use, tough and hardy, needs little pruning to maintain its shape

Ornamental Features

Gnom Mugo Pine has dark green foliage. The needles remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Gnom 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.

Gnom Mugo Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Gnom Mugo Pine will grow to be about 4 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. 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.

 
 
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Ornamental Features


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