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Big Tuna Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo 'Big Tuna'

SKU
04909
Rugged and hardy conifer offers bold textured as a broad shrub or small tree. Excellent accent or in groups as a hedge or screen. Showy buds during cold winter months stand out distinctly against dark green foliage. Evergreen.
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Botanical PronunciationPY-nus MEW-goh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDense Habit, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsJapanese 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

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