Pinus mugo 'HUMPY'

Pinus mugo
Pinus mugo 'HUMPY'
dwaf mountain pine
SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
USUAL HEIGHT 0.5-0.8m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-1.5m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 3   (down to -40°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Conifers
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Humpy is a very beautiful variety of dwarf mountain pine introduced in 1979. It grows extremely slowly into a cushion-like, mound-forming shrub that is some 50 cm tall and a little over one meter wide in 15 years. Its evergreen needles are short, stiff, rich green, and are borne in pairs. Annual growths are small and make numerous little “heads” which emphasizes plant’s dense and compact habit.

Humpy is suitable for conifer gardens as well as large rockeries. We use this type of cushion-forming pines for gardens of Mediterranean style where prostrate and low growing habit is typical. It will look great mixed with other plants of entirely different shape, offering them beautiful undergrowth.

Pines can be kept smaller by reducing the size of new shoots in mid spring, however, Humpy grows so slowly that you will be happy for every centimeter. They need full sun and well-drained soil that will not be too alkaline.No fertilizing required. Fully hardy to about -40°C (USDA zone 3).

Last update 14-02-2012
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Pinus mugo height 30-40 cm, width 40-60 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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