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Mugo, Pinus mugo

Mugo, Pinus mugo

The cold winter last year did burn out many of the lower needles, but I am getting longer new growth than ever before, so I think it will come out fine. I've notice the larger ones can get looking very bad after a bad winter, so I'll be studying pruning to keep this guy low.

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Pinus mugo Gnom is very resistant, I doubt if it was snow, what made destruction. Generally, this sort of pine is used to piles of snow and even if you ride across it on bicycle. It recovers very quickly. However, it doesn´t like heavy soil and salts. But this one is very nice, I like it. Very greenish.

3 Sep, 2013


We get die out from the cold itself. Many mugo and pinus contorta, lodgepole pine, that can do very well here, had lots of brown dead areas after winter this year. It was a very long cold winter last, -17 to-45C last year for almost 5 months. Mine did well because the snow protected it from the really fierce cold.

5 Sep, 2013


It is interesting, because we had the same winter -20 degrees or -25 in some areas for almost 4 months, with a lot of snow. However damage was minimal, mostly broken branches because of the snow weight. Snow protects plants very well. I am always worried, when temperatures drop below 10 degrees of Celsius and the winter is dry. Bamboo once recommended to me to fertilise and irrigate pines very weel before and after winter. It helps them to survive in quite a good health.

5 Sep, 2013


I'll remember that. I always fertilize in spring but autumn I always avoided. I have also just noted how many look very poor this year, so something wasn't right through last winter. :-) Thank for the tip via Bamboo. :-)

5 Sep, 2013

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