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Pinus mugo 'Mops' (Dwarf Mountain Pine)

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


Highly popular, Pinus mugo 'Mops' is a dwarf evergreen conifer forming a dense, rounded cushion, adorned with slender, silvery-blue needles most of the year, except in winter when the foliage acquires a golden cast. Slow-growing, 3-5 in. per year (7-12 cm), this Dwarf Mountain Pine is a terrific for foundation plantings, rock gardens and small gardens.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 4 ft. tall and wide (120 cm) 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.

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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 Pinus - Pines
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional 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 Pinus - Pines
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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