Pinus mugo ‘Corleys Mat'
Dwarf mountain pine ‘Corleys Mat'
Pinus is the largest group of conifers in the world, one hundred and thirteen species all evergreen trees or shrubs. It is almost an entirely northern hemisphere genus. There is no fossil record in the southern hemisphere and only one species just crosses the equator in northern Sumatra. Pinus species have attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of two, three or five; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years.
Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Pinus mugo 'Corley's Mat' or dwarf mountain pine is an evergreen conifer which forms a lush mat of dense, bright, mid-green foliage, due to its low growing, spreading habit making it ideal for rock gardens.
This delightful pine with its large, thin, twisted, green, needle-like leaves is suitable for growing in any well-drained soil, can withstand cold, exposed conditions and is best planted in full sun.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Dark green needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 litre.
Ultimate Height: 0.5 - 1m.
Ultimate Spread: 1 - 1.5m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: This variety of dwarf pine would look amazing planted in a rockery or a raised rockery.