Mugo Pine, Mugho Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine, Mountain Pine 'White Bud'

Pinus mugo

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pinus (PY-nus) (Info)
Species: mugo (MEW-go) (Info)
Cultivar: White Bud

Category:

Shrubs

Conifers

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

N/A

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Stamford, Connecticut

Rock Island, Illinois

Alfred, Maine

Dunellen, New Jersey

Portland, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 6, 2006, JerusalemCherry from Dunellen, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

Variety... Pinus Mugo 'White Bud,' differs from the other dwarf Mugo forms in appearance, but not in size. Dense and compact, it grows 3 feet to 4 feet in height and spread. This handsome plant's winter buds have an attractive, white, waxy coating all winter. This gives the plant a wonderful frosty look during those cold winter months. This Mugo is a eye catcher.

Positive

On Mar 21, 2006, conifers from Rock Island, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

A true Dwarf growing 3"-6" per year depending upon citing, climate, and propagation method. 'White Bud' getting it's name from the resinous white-colored buds formed on this plant during winter. Supposedly globular, but as you can see from the photo, "conditions" have allowed this plant to take on an entirely different shape.

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