Mugo Pine Seeds, (Pinus mugo) Bonsai Hardy
Price for Package of 3 seeds.
Mugo Pine is a variable species that is most often seen as a bushy, multi-stemmed shrub or broad-rounded small tree 15 to 30 feet tall. Mature plants typically exhibit a dense habit, usually growing wider than tall. It is native to the mountains of central and southern Europe from Spain to the Balkans. It features bright green needles 1 to 3 inches long in bundles of two, oval to conical dull brown female cones to 2 1/2 inches long. The bark is brown and broken into irregular plates, but they do not exfoliate. Branches are covered with little rounded bumps that persist where needles have dropped off.
Mugo Pine is a slow growing little pine tolerant of a wide range of soil types, including very calcareous soils. It can be pruned to keep it small and densely bushy. This is an outstanding maintenance free little shrub with very dense foliage and a fine to medium texture that works well in most landscape settings.
Mugo is reportedly an ancient Tyrolean name with an unknown definition.
Leaf: Evergreen needles in fascicles of 2, curved but not twisted around each other, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches long, stiff, medium to dark green, persist for many years.
Flower: Monoecious; males cylindrical, yellowish, in clusters; females yellow-green to purple.
Fruit: Small cones, borne singly or in small cluster, 1 to 2 inches long, grayish brown at maturity.
Twig: Moderate, typically short growth, very dense foliage, gray-brown buds and stem.
Bark: Brownish gray, on older stems splits and irregular plates develop, raised bumps on smaller stems.
Form: Stems and branches arching upward, broadly conical as a small tree. Most planted cultivars are small bushy, round shrubs, 15 to 30 feet in height.
Hardy, Easy to Grow, Bonsai, Topiary, Evergreen, Screen/Windbreak, Cold, Drought and Wind Tolerant
Other Names: Montana Muho Pine, Pinus Montana, Mugo Mountain Pine, Mugo Pine Tree, Pinus Montana,mugo, Krummholz Pine, Mountain Pine, Mugho Pine, Mugo Pine, Scrub Mountain Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine
Zone: 2 to 8
Growth Rate: Slow
Plant Type: Needled evergreen conifer
Native Range: Central Europe, Balkan Peninsula
Height: 15 to 30 feet
Spread: 10 to 15 feet
Shape: Mounded, Upright
Flower/Fruit: Monoecious (Male and Female) 1 to 2 inch Brown Cones
Sun: Full Sun
Fall Color: Evergreen
Drought Tolerance: High
Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Grow in moist, well-drained loams in full sun. Grows well in sandy soils and is tolerant of clays. Avoid poorly drained wet soils. Plants prefer cool summer climates. Plants are generally tolerant of urban conditions.
Culture: Prune annually in late winter to retain compact size. Unpruned plants may outgrow designated planting spaces as they mature.
Uses: Popular Bonsai. Popular landscape plant for rock gardens, foundations and other small areas around the home. Possible choice for difficult sites. Effective in mass or screen. Can be pruned as topiary.
soak in water for 24 hours
1 mont in moist sowing mix at 2-5 ° C refrigerator
all year round
Coir or sowing mix + sand or perlite
min. 20 ° C
bright + keep constantly moist not wet
Water regularly during the growing season
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