Pinus mugo ‘Laurin’
Dwarf Mountain Pine
A delightful dwarf pine with short dark green needles and a slow mounding habit to around 50 centimetres tall and twice as wide.
The native range of Pinus mugo is E. France to Carpathians, Central Italy, N. Balkan Peninsula. This particular cultivar originated in 1928 in Elmshorn, Germany where it was bred by the Sass Nursery.
This conifer species is used for mountainous habitat restoration in Europe to protect soil against erosion and to reduce avalanching. Some more flavoursome uses include a delicious pine needle tea traditionally made in Bulgaria, and a pine cone syrup made from sweet resinous exudates from the dried cones.
Care & Size Guidance
‘Laurin’ is a very slow growing, miniature form of Pinus mugo, usually growing no more than a total of 30cm over 10 years. This is a great choice for year-round structural interest in even a tiny garden.