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Pinus Mugo 'Dwarf Mountain Pine' Seeds

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Pinus Mugo 'Mountain Pine' - 5x Seeds

An extremely attractive coniferous shrub or small tree. Featuring one or more trunks with dark shiny green shiny, needle-like foliage. Mugo produces oval, dark brown cones around 5cm long.

A hardy classic Mediterranean low growing pine that is good for wind-swept locations and is used often in a Japanese garden style landscapes. Suitable for planting in gardens or in larger pots and planters.

Also used widely as a Bonsai specimen.

Native to Europe.

Adaptable to a wide range of soils and conditions. Tolerant of sub-Alpine conditions.

Seed Starting Method Raise seedlings and plant out
Sowing Depth 4-5mm
Growing Season Spring / Summer but will germinate year around in sheltered conditions 
Germination Time 14-28 days 
Hardiness Hardy
Plant Spacing  N/A
Plant Height Small medium tree/shrub keep in large pots to keep size contained
Planting Position Partial or full sun
Days Until Maturity  Plant out when seedling show signs of good root development.
Growing tips

Soak in warm water for 24 hours before placing in the freezer for around 3 weeks. This is called cold stratification & helps to with quicker germination when the seeds hits warm potting mix.

What does it mean to stratify seeds? In horticulture, stratification is a process of treating seeds to simulate natural conditions that the seeds must experience before germination can occur. Many seed species have an embryonic dormancy phase, and generally will not sprout until this dormancy is broken. We recommend placing your seeds in some damp potting mix, in the freezer or fridge.

Do not be too hasty to discard seeds  that have not yet germinated, seeds will often lay dormant (in hibernation almost) until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination and sprouting to occur. Containers placed to one side & forgotten about will often surprise long after they were discarded.

 

 


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