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Teeny Dwarf Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo 'Teeny'

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Teeny Dwarf Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo 'Teeny') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Pinus mugo 'Teeny'

Pinus mugo 'Teeny'

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Height:  18 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Mugho Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine

Description:

Pruning is rarely needed on this very slow growing pine; this extemely dwarf cultivar that may be the smallest form of this pine available; it is incredibly dense and features unusually short medium green needles; great for rock gardens or foundations

Ornamental Features

Teeny Dwarf Mugo Pine has green foliage. The needles remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Teeny Dwarf Mugo Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Teeny Dwarf Mugo Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Teeny Dwarf Mugo Pine will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
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Characteristics
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