Pinus Mugo Mughus
Pinus mugo mughus, commonly known as creeping mountain pine or dwarf mountain pine, is a small, evergreen coniferous plant that belongs to the pine family (Pinaceae). It is a subspecies of Pinus mugo, a species native to the mountainous regions of Central and Southern Europe.
Creeping mountain pine has a low, spreading growth habit, making it a popular choice for ground cover in gardens and landscapes. The plant typically forms a dense mat of dark green needles, and its branches spread horizontally close to the ground. The needles are needle-like, dark green, and around 2-5cm in length.
This pine species is well-suited for rocky and alpine environments, where its low, creeping form allows it to adapt to harsh conditions. Use it successfully in landscaping to cover slopes, as it helps control soil erosion and adds a touch of greenery to challenging terrains.
Additionally, creeping mountain pine produces small, brown cones that add ornamental value to the plant. Overall, Pinus mugo mughus is valued for its hardiness, adaptability, and aesthetic appeal in various garden and landscape settings.
Name: Pinus Mugo Mughus
Approx. Height and spread: 2M x 1.5M
Position: Sun – part shade.
Soil Ph: Neutral to slightly acid
Moisture: Well-drained soil. Moist, but well-drained soil.
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