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Pinus mugo ‘Ophir’

Mugo pine

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Features

  • Height3m to 30m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Pinus mugo ‘Ophir’ (Mugo pine). Has green needles turning yellow in the winter.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Conifer

Other common names

Pine

Origin

C Europe

Interest and use

Banks, specimen, ornamental, rock garden, foliage, ground cover. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilSandy, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They will grow in a wide range of conditions, they are wind resistant and will thrive on soils of moderate to low fertility which are well drained.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or by grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation.

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