Enci Mugo Pine
Pinus mugo 'Enci'
Enci Mugo Pine
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Mugho Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine
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
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.
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.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Enci Mugo Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- General Garden Use
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.