Pinus mugo 'Ophir' / Ophir mugo pine

Pinus mugo 'Ophir' is a dwarf, globose selection of mugo pine with a somewhat flattened top. Foliage during the warmer months is light green. In winter, needles will become bright, lemon-yellow, but retain some green in shaded and sheltered areas. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 18 inches (45 cm) tall and 24 inches (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of around 2 inches (5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the mid-1970s by K.J. Kraan, Waddinxveen, The Netherlands, and introduced shortly thereafter by H.J. van de Laar Nursery, Boskoop, The Netherlands.
Pinus mugo 'Ophir' — a mature plant on the grounds of Alber's Vista Garden, Bremerton, Washington.
Photo by David E. Perry
Pinus mugo 'Ophir' — the same specimen in winter.
Photo by David E. Perry
Pinus mugo 'Ophir' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by David E. Perry

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