Pine, Mountain (PINUS MUGO) - 'TANNENBAUM'
The perfect Christmas-tree shaped evergreen with the toughness of mugo pine! 'Tannenbaum' is an upright mugo, with a broad base and pyramidal shape creating the traditional look we all love during the holiday season. The deep green needles carry a hint of gray/blue and hold their color even during winter months. This highly adaptable, hardy tree is believed to be the first single-stem tree form of Mugo Pine to be commercially produced and distributed. It was selected from hundreds of seedlings in the trial beds of McCrory Gardens at South Dakota State University and the original plant reached 10 to 11′ tall and 6′ wide after 25 years.
This lovely specimen stands around 11 feet tall and 6 feet wide at maturity, although it could get taller. Some suppliers say it can reach 15 feet high and 12 feet wide. It has a moderate growth rate of about 6-12 inches per year. Like many mugos, it is incredibly cold-hardy and is rated a USDA Hardiness Zone 2. It requires full sun and is highly adaptable to a wide range of environmental and climatic conditions. It is extremely hardy, however, it won't do well in standing water and does need well-drained soil. It is not particular as to soil type or pH and is able to handle environmental salts, as well as urban pollution.