Pinus mugo 'Mitsch Mini' / Mitsch Mini Mugo pine

Pinus mugo 'Mitsch Mini' is one of the dwarfest Mugo pines yet named, becoming a dense, miniature cushion with slightly contorted new growth and dark green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will only be 12 inches (30 cm) tall and wide a growth rate of slightly more than 1 inch (2 cm) per year, even slower when propagated as a rooting cutting rather than through grafting.

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected around 1975 by John Mitsch Nursery, Aurora, Oregon.

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Attribution from: Robert L. Fincham; Conifer Cultivars of North America from 1932 into the Next Millennium; ©2003, Acta Hortic

Pinus mugo 'Mitsch Mini,' a photo taken during the 2000 ACS tour of the Harper Collection, Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan.
Photo by Ken Church
Pinus mugo 'Mitch Mini' in the Harper Collection of Dwarf & Rare Conifers at Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan, August of 2005.
Photo by Dax Herbst
Pinus mugo 'Mitsch Mini' in a private garden in Milford Maine, September 2013.
Photo by Don Levesque
Pinus mugo 'Mitsch Mini' at Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan, 2016
Photo by William Dunagin

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