Pinus mugo 'Green Candle' / Green Candle mugo pine

Pinus mugo 'Green Candle' is a dwarf, globose to eventually pyramidal selection of mugo pine with thick shoots; short, dark-green needles; and a profuse crop of pollen cones in spring. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 40 inches (1 m) tall and 2 feet (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 3 to 4 inches (7.5 - 10 cm).

[ Don Howse, PorterHowse Farms ] This mugo pine is a stout, upright mound with distinctive, thick floriferous buds and short, stiff needles.

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the early-1970s by the North Willamette Experimental Station in Aurora, Oregon, OR. E.A. Cope is credited to have named the plant around 1986. This conifer was selected for exceptional ease in rooting cuttings.

Pinus mugo 'Green Candle' — an exceptional specimen in a private garden in Seattle, Washington, showing off its display of pollen cones in spring.
Photo by Paula Rothkopf
Pinus mugo 'Green Candle' This photo was taken at Bickelhaupt Arboretum located in Clinton, IA in their
Photo by Dax Herbst
This picture was taken in 2000 during the ACS tour of the Harper Collection in Michigan. I have also seen another excellent specimen at the Chicago Botanical Garden.
Photo by Ken Church

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