mugo

  1. palafr01

    Slowmound Mugo pine advice

    Palafr01 here and I'm back with another thread. This time I need some advice and guidance on this mugo pine (slow mound cultivar). Quick timeline so far: Sept/Oct 2020. purchased tree. Nov 2020. cut back to an existing branchlet at "apex" hoping it would gain strength. Branchlet...
  2. Backwardsvg

    Horticulture books

    Looking for some good books on Mugo pine, hackberry, Amur maple etc. I know these are specific but if I could find any specifics for these it would be great. If not I am interested in learning how and why things happen with trees. I have learned a lot through practice with trees but I would be...
  3. Backwardsvg

    Backwards Mugo1

    I am goin to use this as a place to document my journey with this Mugo pine. First picture is when I bought it at a nursery and did a slip pot/ light prune at the INCORRECT TIME which I later learned. This was in March 2022. From then on I have not touched it and had it in full sun etc. I did...
  4. James W.

    Mugo ROR, rock too small?

    I started this mugo pine root-over-rock in 2018. Sorted out roots in 2020 and washed it off again last weekend to check the roots. I could have waited another year to work it again. This time I am dissatisfied with the way it is going. Mainly, I think the rock is going to be too small for the...
  5. Julio-Rufo

    The eternal Mugo dilemma

    Since I started doing bonsai in the early 2000s, I have always repoted my trees late winter or early spring, apart from some specific species like Olive and wild Olive. As you all know, specifically about Mugo pines (and other species) there are two streams when it’s about repoting them: -Late...
  6. JamesBondsai

    1yr old Pinus Mugo Pumilio - Help!

    Please help ☺️ Hello all, I'm very new to the world of Bonsai and have been growing a Pinus Mugo Pumilio from the seed. I've got a 1yr old seedling and I'm looking for guidance. (I'm located in Southern England, for seasonal reference). I planted it towards the end of Autumn 2020 and simulated...
  7. FinnLakk

    Mungo Pine Direction.

    This will be my first post ever on this forum so apologies if I'm doing it wrong! Picked up this lovely bit of nursery stock today: 1/3 of a good root flare, not in an ideal place however. Back end does not seem to have many roots near the surface at all. I have managed to turn into this...
  8. BonjourBonsai

    Nursery dwarf mugo - now what?

    Found a new kind of "training pot" that fits this nursery dwarf mugo perfectly. It's actually a plastic serving bowl from Target for $8. Looks pretty good I think. . Here's where I get stuck. What's my vision for the tree? Where do I take it? With so many branches, I become paralyzed. I know...
  9. Julio-Rufo

    Little Mugo

    Here it is one of my little mugos, which I think has some potential. The tree is just about 25 cm, but has some nice movement and pleasant bark and (partially) radial roots. The tree will be fully wired in autumn. The question now is about letting the tree grow in a colander for a few more...
  10. DaveJ

    Started work on my raw Mugo, how did I do?

    I bought this mugo pine a couple of months back, and started work on it yesterday. Cleaned out the needles, trimmed the candles and uncovered some of the trunk, but as I was slip potting into a pond basket I only teased out the roots slightly. I also potted it in a more upright position. I’ve...
  11. I

    Mugo pine choice for niwaki?

    Hello! I would like to train a niwaki specimen on a garden slope into a shape resembling “semi cascade,” with about a width of 1.5 m (4-5 feet). Does anyone have a sense of whether I would benefit from either the vigor of the species Mugo pine, or instead by choosing a cultivar that more...
  12. P

    Golden Mugo “Aurea”

    First time posting on Bonsai Nut, been a long time lurker. Recently I purchased a named cultivar Pinus Mugo “aurea”. I haven’t seen many memeber try to bonsai a named mugo cultivar. I went ahead and followed Vances advice in repotting after Father’s Day during early summer. The only concern I...
  13. Roddmol

    Hello Bonsainuts. My third attempt at the hobby

    I have tried this a couple of times now and I end up losing my trees to the summer. I took a couple years off from killing trees lol. Now I'm back. I have 3 trees now. I have a Mugo, Vitex, and a small juniper. I just went to nurserys looking for cheap trees with some potential and I feel like...
  14. W

    Double flushing mugo?

    I have 4 mugo's. All have been treated differently, but 3 of them are giving a second flush. With second flush, I mean there was a spring flush (buds from winter), these buds became candles (spring-summer), candles were cut before the needles hardened and thus before they became shoots (start...
  15. W

    Article A quick look in the rhizosphere of pines V1. Final

    I cut some pine roots off of live plants and put them in Petri's with sources of food for fungi and bacteria. I wanted to visualize what happens after transplanting and how the rhizobial community (root-area community) restores itself in different pines and different stages of growth. The...
  16. palagaban

    A Rescued Mugo pine... found its home :)

    Last summer I found a mugo pine thrown in a corner lot here in my area. It was maybe used as a hedge and the owner might have dug and threw it, hoping that the trash collector would clean it. Luckily a bonsaist came to rescue it... :) I was so glad that it had a small rootball that was intact...
  17. P

    Pinus Mugo Tyrolean

    Hello everyone, I am new to bonsai and purchased my first tree earlier this month, the tree I purchased is a mugo. I grew up caring for plants and gardening, however this is my first attempt at growing a tree. I've always admired the artistic side of bonsai, allowing for the mixture of nature...
  18. syon_r

    What is this problem with my Mugo Pine?

    I got this mugo pine in early summer and haven’t really touched it except for raising its level in the pot. I have noticed that some of it’s needles turn brown at the ends. I am guessing it is a fungus so I will start spraying with fungicides in spring along with my Japanese Black Pine, but does...
  19. Mugo #1

    Mugo #1

    Straight from the nursery
  20. Quince

    Should I take it home?

    I found this mugo at a local nursery and would have posted it on the Train septin Vance was sayin some pretty important stuff and I didn't want to interrupt the direction of that was going in. This tree is obviously leggy and I have no idea what's going on under the surface, but it has a lot...
  21. Quince

    Seed project

    It's been a while since I started anything from seed, and I'm on a bit of a pine kick so I started collecting for next year. So far I have ripe cones from what I believe to be: Bosnian pine, Mugo, a glaucus Scot's pine, and a green Scot's pine. I'm trying to stick with species that are easily...
  22. Gene Deci

    Vance W. at ABS show

    Here are some pictures of Vance W. and a couple of his mugos at the Michigan All State/ American Bonsai Society show. The first one isn't too bad but the other two I must have moved the camera. Sorry about that, they are outstanding tree when seen in person.
  23. K

    Mugo Update Kelly - Needle Cast? Help please ...

    Greetings all (and specifically Vance). I am a novice and welcome your comments/advice. The following is an update on the Mugo I purchased approx. 2 years ago from a nursery in Ottawa, CA. Based on advice from Vance and others here (thanks), I cut off ~1/4 of the almost completely sand base and...
  24. Ac1dburn

    Mugo 'Varella': When to the first hard/formative pruning

    So, I have been reading and re-reading Vance Woods article/write-up on mugos, and I have a question, that, by my reading, is not directly addressed in this otherwise absolutely excellent piece. I bought two mugo-pines, nursery stock, of the variety 'Varella' (according to the nursery), last...
  25. Lazylightningny

    Tutorial Compiled Vance Wood on Mugo Pines

    Compiled Posts by Vance Wood on Mugo Pines UPDATED 5/20/2018 Vance, I have gathered posts you made on B-Nut over the years from the archives. I have consolidated this info below. I appreciate your sharing your years of experience with this species. Thanks, on behalf of all of us here at...
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