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Pinus Mugo Laurin or Dwarf Mountain Pine Laurin Pinus Mugo Laurin is a hemispherical dwarf conifer of slow growth reaching max height and width of 1 x 1 metres in 10 years. This is a hardy conifer belonging to the genus Pinus Mugo or Mountain Pine which originates from the mountains of central and southern Europe. Pinus Mugo Laurin has stood the test of time as a garden favourite. This dwarf evergreen shrub originated in 1928 in Elmshorn, Germany where it was created by the Sass Nursery.
Plant the Pinus Mugo Laurin in an area where it will receive full sun for optimum growth. This small evergreen shrub can tolerate partial shade but its growth will be slowed even further if it does not receive ample sunlight. It prefers well-draining soil that is not too alkaline. Ideally, the soil should be slightly acidic. During the spring months, the shrub’s new growth appears a bright green. As the emerging shoots mature, they take on a dark green hue. Although it is small, the Pinus Mugo Laurin produces buds and cones just like larger conifers. Historically, the buds and cones have been used to make all natural syrup for pancakes and other sweet dishes.
Pinus Mugo Laurin grows well in coastal regions and can withstand excessive wind. It can also thrive at high altitudes where other shrubs and trees often fail to grow. Once planted it requires very little care to thrive. It needs no fertilizer and is exceptionally drought tolerant. The Dwarf Mountain Pine Lauren rarely requires pruning except to remove dead or damaged branches. It can be left to grow naturally.
Dwarf Mountain Pine Lauren grows where many evergreens fail. If you are looking for a carefree shrub that instantly draws the eye then you won’t be disappointed. Its steady green year-round colour is a wonderful addition to most people’s gardens, especially during the often grey, gloomy days of winter when other plants have shed their foliage. It grows well in rockeries and containers. The refined shrub is sure to become an eye-catching addition to your landscape. See also Abies Balsamea Nana and Pinus Nigra Spielberg.