Big Tuna Mugo Pine
Pinus mugo 'Big Tuna'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-nus MEW-goh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Boldly 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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Specimen, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer); Winterberry (Ilex); Switch Grass (Panicum); Dogwood (Cornus); Barberry (Berberis)|
Grows easily in enriched, loamy and well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune only to remove old, damaged or dead branches.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-7