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Re: Pinus mugo "Mops" problem
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2011, 04:27 PM »
It didn't make it. Yes Mugos are very difficult in the south. But apparently don't do well here in Indiana either along with JWP. Just lost my shohin JWP and a dwarf Mugo.


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Re: Pinus mugo "Mops" problem
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2011, 10:25 AM »
But is it the humidity of the South that's the problem?  We're quite humid in long island in NY, but Mugos seem to do fine here.   Also sometimes mugos seem ok in hotter climates as well -- Brent at evergreen gardenworks has lots of great old mugos and his place is much hotter in the spring and summer --but also I think he has a real winter season there, so perhaps that's the reason?

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Re: Pinus mugo "Mops" problem
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2011, 10:58 AM »
Brent's place is very dry, not much humidity (except when it is raining). I think that if you can get Mughos into a good soil mix, protect them in the summer from the humid heat of the hottest part of the day, they may make it. But there is a point where there aren't enough cool days (perhaps nights may be more important) for them to thrive. I had a few JWP, grafted and on their own roots in Northwest Arkansas for years, kept them under 30% shade in the summer and protected them under plastic in the winter- they did great. The Mughos, just never did anything, but that may just be me. I can't imagine Mops making it in SC or GA, but I would love to be proven wrong- not with one year trees, but with trees that have made it at least 5 years and preferably 10 to really know.

Steven, sorry for your losses, but both should adapt fine to Indiana, might be the trauma of the transition, sorry.