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In general gardening, you will agree that almost everyone loves nothing more than an emerald green foliage with a great texture and growth. It is the Slowmound Mugo Pine that is the best evergreen shrub to make your garden look as pretty and green as possible.
With dense and thick growth throughout its lifetime, it is a hard, rugged, compact and slow growing bush that adds an amazing dose of greenery. It is an instant attraction to your garden. Learn more about the Mugo Pine.
Planting and Growing the Shrub
The slow-growing bush, when maintained under ideal conditions, can live up to fifty years. A completely grown Slowmound Mugo Pine can reach a height of 3 feet and spread up to 4 feet. One advantage of planting this shrub is that the dense bush spreads right down to the ground so you will not need facer plants out in the front. It’s a slow growing shrub too, so you don’t have to worry about it out growing it’s space.
If you live in the city, this is an ideal choice as it is resistant to high levels of pollution often found in the urban areas. It can adapt itself to different soil types as long as the soil is well drained. Even its water needs are not very high so it can grow in dry or average water conditions and can actually die if kept in standing water. Ensure that you plant it in a good sunny spot as it will need good sunlight for healthy growth.
Taking Care Of the Mugo Pine
This shrub has a more rounded form and a dense multi-stemmed growth. What sets it apart from most of the other landscape plants is its fine texture with foliage that is slightly less refined. There are no negative sides to it and if you have to prune it, remember to just trim the latest growth of the current season and don’t bother with removing the diebacks. This plant has so many plus points.
It is a bush that particularly complements the following landscapes:
- General gardens
- Alpine or rock gardens
- Mass plantings
- And so many others…
Just What Your Garden Needs
With its evergreen color and growth rate, the bush remains attractive throughout the year and also brings out pretty buds while remaining in a compact, thick and dense state. However, the flowers and the fruit are not significant ornamental. It only grows about 1 to 2 inches in height in 10 years. So, even if space is a major constraint for you, this pretty little plant will not only end your space woes but it will also make your neighbors “green” with envy!
So here is a bush that has a slow growth rate, looks absolutely beautiful, reduces additional expenses by helping you avoid facer plants, has a compact dwarf size and remains evergreen throughout the year! It also does not need shearing or heavy watering. What more could you possibly ask for? Contact Alderwood Landscaping for assistance with your Slowmound Mugo Pines and all of your landscaping needs.