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Enci Mugo Pine

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Enci Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo ‘Enci’)An upright and spreading evergreen shrub which eventually becomes wider than high, rich green needles, forms a dense mound of upright branches, far more compact than the species; great in mass or used as a tall groundcover, very adaptable and tough

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
3 feet
Average Landscape Width:
5 feet
Growth Rate:
slow
Genus:
Pinus
Species:
mugo
Cultivar:
Enci
Summer Foliage Color:
lawn green
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
average
Plant Form:
spreading
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
only prune new growth
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Mugho Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Evergreen:
1

Ornamental Features

Enci Mugo Pine is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the garden for its broadly spreading habit of growth. It has emerald green evergreen foliage. The needles remain emerald green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Enci Mugo Pine is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

Planting & Growing

Enci Mugo Pine will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 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 considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. 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.

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