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Sherwood Compact Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo 'Sherwood Compact'

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Sherwood Compact Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo 'Sherwood Compact') at Gertens

Sherwood Compact Mugo Pine

Sherwood Compact Mugo Pine

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Other Names:  Mugo Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine

Description:

A choice dwarf and slow growing evergreen for smaller gardens, with shiny dark green needles and a mounded bun-like shape; extremely hardy, tough and adaptable; requires full sun; but doesn't require pruning to remain compact

Ornamental Features

Sherwood Compact Mugo Pine has dark green foliage. The needles remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sherwood Compact Mugo Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sherwood Compact Mugo Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Sherwood Compact Mugo Pine will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Gertens Sizes and Prices

#2 container - $42.99
#3 container - $62.99
#5 container-$62.99
#7 container - $139.99
#10 container - $169.99
#20 container HP -$1400.00

* Sizes and availability are subject to change. Please check with the store for specific details.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden 
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Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features