• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly or more in extreme heat, until established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Grows slowly to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PY-nus MEW-goh
    Plant type:Shrub, Tree, Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Grows slowly to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Design IdeasBoldly textured, medium length needles make this sturdy, upright, multi-stemmed tree a favorite for areas in the landscape with a little more room. The slow-growing trees become taller than wide and quite bushy. Very hardy and uniquely dense, 'Big Tuna' is compact, but not dwarf. Buds turn showy during cold winter months and stand out distinctly against dark green foliage.
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Winterberry (Ilex); Switch Grass (Panicum); Dogwood (Cornus); Barberry (Berberis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in enriched, loamy, very well-drained soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, water deeply, less frequently. When pruning is necessary, trim only new growth of the current season.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly or more in extreme heat, until established.