Dwarf Mugo Pine- Jiffy Plugs 12-18"
Dwarf Mugo Pine
The dwarf mugo pine is perfect in many different settings. At maturity, it generally grows to be between 3 and 5 feet tall and about 6 to 10 feet wide. This evergreen pine is not picky about where it is planted, and it will thrive in zones two to nine.
Many choose to plant this pine along the road because it is very tolerant of pollution and salt. While it prefers acidic soil, it tolerates alkaline soil, but the needles on this shrub will have a yellowish tint. It does well in containers or the ground.
This plant loves the sun, so place it where it can get at least six hours of direct sunlight every day. It stands hot temperatures exceptionally well, so it can be planted along concrete like a backyard pool area.
This pine prefers not to stand in water, so make sure the area where it is planted drains well. It can be a fantastic addition to an excellent draining rock garden. It can also tolerate moderate periods of drought making it an excellent choice for homeowners who do not have a lot of time to take care of their landscaping.
This plant's needles are evergreen in color, and they remain on the plant for up to five years. The needles are incredibly stiff, and they have a slight downward curve to them. They range in size from one to three inches long. Each needle has a serrated margin, and the needles are found in pairs.
The pine cones on this tree grow from one to three inches. The ovoid-shaped pine cones are dark gray with a slightly pendulous tip that is somewhat darker in color. These pine cones usually grow in bundles of two to four, although singles are not impossible to find.