Swiss Mountain Pine Tree

Swiss Mountain Pine Tree

Swiss Mountain Pine Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Pinus mugo
Hardiness Zones:   2 to 8a
Growth_Rate:   Slow
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; deep, moist, well drained soil; tolerates clay
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Variable; usually low broad spreading and bushy
Height:   15 to 20'
Weight:   25 to 30'
Leaf:   1 to 2" rigid, medium to dark green needles in pairs; curved; may become yellow green in winter
Flower/Fruit:   1 to 2" erect cones; matures to gray black; many occur in clusters of 3 or 4
Comments:    Tremendous variation in size; normally does not produce a tap root so is easy to transplant
Habit:   Evergreen
Cultivars:   Gallica