Thanks, ill take that into account. I typically don't like to order online because most of the times I can't select the exact one I want to buy .. Also in terms of prices, the Carsten I showed above is 30 euros.. Not badFischleinboden is a place in mountainous Italy if that helps at all.
Also if you are after some different Mugo cultivars a bit closer to home this place has a good selection.
I have ordered from them in the past and can recommend them.
Thank you for commenting. I put it in the shadow to interrupt the minimum the dormant period after reading this from @Vance WoodThere's sunshine in Poland too ;-)
I believe mugo stay active through large parts of the winter and putting them in the shade might be a bad idea. If they can grow through snow in spring, then they must be active with subzero temperatures.
The wood looks pretty young near the trunk. I think that if you open it up a little to let in the sun, you'll see lots of buds forming the coming year.
I bought some mugos last spring and I did nothing more than just wiring. It budded so far back that in 2 years from now, I can reduce the branches back to 2-3cm from the trunk. Right now they're almost at 25cm's from the trunk. It's going to be worth the wait!
Good luck with this one!
Excuse me, 16 inches. My assumption is that the more aereal part you cut off the less roots needed to keep the remaining part, less sap flow and less development.Holy shit man----post your measurements in inches so us fools on the other side of the pond can understand it. And why wont that happen when you eliminate the unwanted growth and allow the good stuff to grow to 40cm? If you think that wont happen you need to start with a larger tree. I know it will happen but you seem to know what you are doing?
Sorry for being a bit snarky, I appologize. A tree will always grow as long as it is alive. 16 inches is nothing.Excuse me, 16 inches. My assumption is that the more aereal part you cut off the less roots needed to keep the remaining part, less sap flow and less development.