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Carsten's Wintergold Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo 'Carsten's Wintergold'

Pronunciation: PY-nus MEW-goh
SKU #04869

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Description One of the finest of the gold-hued pines, on a dwarf form! Short, densely arranged evergreen needles are an attractive green in spring and summer, turning to a rich gold tone as cold weather arrives. Most intense color in colder climates. Creates a bold statement as a specimen in smaller gardens, or in groupings in larger landscapes.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Conifer; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall and slightly wider in 10 years.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Slow
Landscape Use Border, Container
Design Ideas Use in modern minimalist planting schemes and in gardens designed to evoke the oriental tradition.
Foliage Color Multicolored
Companion Plants Japanese Maple (Acer); Winterberry (Ilex); Switch Grass (Panicum); Dogwood (Cornus); Barberry (Berberis)
Care 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.

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