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Mrs. Cesarini Mugo Pine*

Pinus mugo 'Mrs. Cesarini'

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Mrs. Cesarini Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo 'Mrs. Cesarini') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Mrs. Cesarini Mugo Pine

Mrs. Cesarini Mugo Pine

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Mugho Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine

Description:

A dark green flattened mound that is densely branched and covered with buds; lime green new growth contrasts the underlying dark green adding contrast; a sturdy mounded habit makes it perfect for low borders

Ornamental Features

Mrs. Cesarini Mugo Pine has attractive dark green foliage which emerges lime green in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Mrs. Cesarini Mugo Pine is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

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.

Mrs. Cesarini Mugo Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Mrs. Cesarini Mugo Pine will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 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 xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. 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.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Ornamental Features

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