Misty Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo 'Misty'

Handsome upright mugo pine with dense, dark green needles banded in light yellowish-green, creating a diffused, misty appearance. Creates wonderful contrast when paired with darker foliage shrubs. An excellent single specimen, or plant in groups to add a vertical effect in larger beds.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationPY-nus MEW-goh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide in ten years.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorVariegated
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Rock Garden, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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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