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Corley's Mat Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo 'Corley's Mat'

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Corley's Mat Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo 'Corley's Mat') at Millcreek Gardens

Corley's Mat Mugo Pine

Corley's Mat Mugo Pine

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Mugho Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine

Description:

A low and spreading evergreen shrub which will become much wider than high; rich green needles form a dense mat of upright branches, far more compact than the species; excellent massed as groundcover, or a ground hugging accent; very adaptable and tough

Ornamental Features

Corley's Mat Mugo Pine has emerald green foliage. The needles remain emerald green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Corley's Mat Mugo Pine is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Corley's Mat Mugo Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Corley's Mat Mugo Pine will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features