Pinus mugo 'Ophir'
Dwarf mountain pine ‘Ophir'
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 ‘Ophir’ is a compact bun-shaped or globose evergreen conifer with a flattened top and yellow-green needles. The yellow colour is more prominent during winter, and the shaded parts of the plant are deep green.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Yellow - green needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 litre.
Ultimate Height: 0.5 - 1m.
Ultimate Spread: 0.5 - 1m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: This variety of dwarf pine would look amazing planted in a rockery or a raised rockery.