Hyland Guard® Mountain Pine - Pinus uncinata 'GuarDak' (RFM-82)

Description:

A unique upright narrow pyramidal evergreen conifer that will reach a mature height that is taller than the currently available upright Mugo pine (Pinus mugo) cultivars. It originated from a population of Pinus uncinata collected from the Hrubý Jeseník mountain range of Eastern Sudetes in the northern Moravia region near the village of Rejvíz of the Czech Republic.

Hardiness:

USDA hardiness zone 3 to 7

Mature Size:

Height: 26 to 28'
Spread: 6 to 8'

Form (Shape):

Upright, narrow pyramidal habit

Growth Rate:

Slow to Medium

Foliage:

Evergreen, forest green colored needles year-round persisting for five or more years. 1 to 2” long in pairs.

Texture:

Medium

Flower:

Monoecious, non-ornamental

Fruit:

1 to 2” ovoid cone, grayish black at maturity

Light Preferences:

Full sun to partial shade

Soil Preferences:

Well drained soils, pH adaptable and tolerant of higher pH soils. Tolerates clay and high calcareous soils.

Propagation:

Side grafting onto upright Pinus mugo seedlings or other compatible pine species.

Ornamental Attributes

This cultivar is an excellent choice for a taller vertical evergreen accent. Resistant to needle-burn.

Landscape Attributes:

Drought tolerant. Part-shade tolerant. Would make an excellent evergreen screen in part shade conditions.

Comments:

Faster growing than standard mugo pine because of its mature height.

Availability:

Oregon Pride Nurseries

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