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Pinus mugo 'Ophir' (Dwarf Mountain Pine)

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


Pinus mugo 'Ophir' is a dwarf evergreen Mountain Pine of great beauty during all seasons. It forms a dense, globose mound with a flattened top. Its needles are pale yellow-green in spring and summer, and warm up to rich golden in the winter. Occasional insignificant flowers produce small pine cones. Brightening up the garden as the season darkens, 'Ophir' is an extremely slow-growing pine which adds about 1 inch (2.5 cm) of new growth per year. A perfect choice for small gardens and containers!

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 3 ft. tall and wide (90 cm) after 10 years.
  • 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, city gardens, rock gardens and containers.
  • 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 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
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, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal 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 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
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, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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