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Pinus mugo 'Ophir'
  • RHS AGM

dwarf mountain pine 'Ophir'

'Ophir' is a compact bun-shaped or globose evergreen conifer with a flattened top and yellow-green needles, the yellow colour more prominent during winter. The shaded parts of the plant are deep green

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Gold Green
Summer Gold Green
Autumn Gold Green
Winter Green Yellow
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Pinaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Pinus can be shrubs or large, evergreen trees, some species with attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of 2, 3 or 5; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by grafting in late winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Rock garden
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by adelgids, aphids and sawfly larvae

Diseases

May be affected by honey fungus or needle blights and casts of pines

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