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Pinus mugo ‘Gnom’ (Mugo Pine)

Dwarf Mountain Pine 'Gnom', Dwarf Pine 'Gnom', Drooping Cone Pine 'Gnom', Mountain Pine 'Gnom', Swiss Mountain Pine 'Gnom'

Pinus mugo 'Gnom', Dwarf Mountain Pine 'Gnom', Dwarf Pine 'Gnom', Drooping Cone Pine 'Gnom', Mountain Pine 'Gnom', Swiss Mountain Pine 'Gnom', Evergreen Conifer, Evergreen Shrub, Dwarf Conifer
Pinus mugo 'Gnom', Dwarf Mountain Pine 'Gnom', Dwarf Pine 'Gnom', Drooping Cone Pine 'Gnom', Mountain Pine 'Gnom', Swiss Mountain Pine 'Gnom', Evergreen Conifer, Evergreen Shrub, Dwarf Conifer

Pinus mugo ‘Gnom’ is a slow-growing dwarf, evergreen Mugo Pine that adds charm and exoticism to the garden. It forms a tight, globular mound with a dense foliage of deep jade-green needles. It is a very appealing addition to small gardens.

  • Grows up to 1-2 ft. tall (30-60 cm) and 3 ft. wide (90 cm) after 10 year, eventually reaching 3-8 ft. in height and spread at maturity.
  • Performs best in full sun in well-drained soils. Mugo pine is not fussy about soils and grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, sandy or clay soils as long as they are well drained. It is also drought-tolerant.
  • Perfect for coastal gardens and rock gardens.
  • Watch for aphids, adelgids, sawflies and pine shoot moth. Easy to grow, easy to care for and rarely browsed by deer.
  • No pruning required.
  • Native to C Europe, Balkan Peninsula.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Pinaceae
Genus Pinus
Common names Pine, Mugo Pine, Mountain Pine
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 8'
(30cm - 240cm)
Spread 2' - 8'
(60cm - 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Pinaceae
Genus Pinus
Common names Pine, Mugo Pine, Mountain Pine
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 8'
(30cm - 240cm)
Spread 2' - 8'
(60cm - 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden
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