Restoring character to a pinched mugo pine
Here's a dwarf mugo pine (Pinus mugo pumilo) we met 18
months ago. It had been shorn for years so that it looked
just like every other landscape meatball. We knew we could give it
a chance to regain its personality.
Below, left: April, year one. What a shame -- except for its
lighter color, it's been shorn to be indistinguishable from the
yews behind it! Below, right: Same plant, that same April,
Below, left: One year later. (With apologies for a fuzzy
photo. Janet CANNOT do without Steven!) Below, right: After a
discriminating cut (not shearing).
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