Pinus mugo Sherwood Compact

Available early May

Pinus mugo Sherwood Compact

Mugo Pine

One of the finest of the TRUdwarf® Mugos, Pinus mugo ‘Sherwood Compact’ displays short, stiff branches that are heavily clothed with slightly twisted needles. Discovered in the 1950’s by plantsman Andy Sherwood, the compact, dense mound produces rich green foliage with golden tips in winter and white fascicles that give plants a radiant look that is full of character. The growth rate is 8- 10 cms  (3-4 in) a year.

  • Height: 91 cm (3 ft)
  • Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 2
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 5 hrs of direct sun
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Shape: mounding

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Mugo pines are adaptable to a broad range of soil conditions as long as the site is well drained. They are drought tolerant once established. They will also tolerate partial sun. Mugo pines have roots that grow close to the surface, so it is a good idea to mulch around the base to help keep the roots cool, especially in climates with hot summers. Growth can be controlled by "candling" in the late spring.