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La Cabana Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo 'La Cabana'

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La Cabana Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo 'La Cabana') at Weston Nurseries

La Cabana Mugo Pine

La Cabana Mugo Pine

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Height:  15 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Mugho Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine

Brand:  Iseli Nursery

Description:

A super hardy large shrub or small tree, with a sturdy, wide pyramidal habit; excellent for form and texture in home landscapes, as a feature or low windbreak; allow enough room for its full mature size; needs full sun

Ornamental Features

La Cabana Mugo Pine is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has dark green evergreen foliage. The needles remain dark green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

La Cabana Mugo Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined 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.

La Cabana Mugo Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Windbreaks and Shelterbelts

Planting & Growing

La Cabana Mugo Pine will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 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 xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Windbreak 
Applications
Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features