Pinus mugo 'Schweizer Tourist' / Swiss Tourist mountain pine

Pinus mugo 'Schweizer Tourist' is a flattened globose, bushy selection of mountain pine with uniform branching, white foliar buds, and yellowish green foliage that brightens to stunning gold when exposed to colder temperatures in winter. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 20 inches (50 cm) tall and 32 inches (80 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm).

Despite being an attractive and readily available plant in the international nursery trade, 'Schweizer Tourist' is unfortunately of unknown origin; but, in all likelihood, it originated is central Europe.

Pinus mugo 'Schweizer Tourist' in a private garden in Petaluma, California.
Photo by David Olszyk
Pinus mugo 'Schweizer Tourist' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by David Olszyk

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