Pinus mugo 'Pumilio' 2 - Year Graft
Dwarf Evergreens and Conifers : Pinus mugo 'Pumilio' 2 - Year Graft
Pinus mugo 'Pumilio'
(Pumilio Mugo Pine)
* Full sun * Zones 2-8 * 6' tall * 10' wide
Dwarf evergreen conifer with rich-green needles!
Perfect for bonsai!
Pinus mugo 'Pumilio' A dwarf evergreen conifer with rich-green needles. These would be perfect to train into a bonsai. Although Mugo Pine can grow taller with age, in the Japanese garden it is very carefully clipped into a neat mounding form. Of the small conifers, this is the easiest to grow in gardens and is often used individually or in small clusters with boulders. Has become popular as an evergreen contrast in perennial borders, but it's best used amidst other dwarf shrubs needing texture variations.
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Pruning time: spring.
P. mugo is native to the high elevation, mountain regions of Central and Southern Europe. It was first introduced into Denmark in 1798 and became widely grown in Europe commercially since 1860. It was often used to stabilize coastal sand dune areas in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Finland and Estonia. P.m. pumilio variety is native to the Alps regions of Austria and Switzerland, as well as Bulgaria, Romania, Italy and what was once Yugoslavia. While a variety of pines are popular for use in essential oils and fragrances, P. m. pumilio should not be use for that purpose due to its toxic or damaging affects.
Goes well with Thunderhead Pine, Dragon Eye Pine, Vanderwolf Pyramid Pine as well as Black Bamboo. Check out our store for these great plants!
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