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"The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."
Steven Wright

Typical Pine

The edge were tree meets field creates a haven for all sorts of critters.

Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo

Have you ever been to a store where they had plain brown bags, $1 each? They were stapled or taped shut, and had labels like "Secret Treasures" or "Mystery Bag".

Mugo pines are mystery bags. Mugo pines have what geneticists call a 'plastic genome' meaning that there is a large variation in the genes from one to another. From wild mugo seed you will get shrubs that are 3 feet tall. Or 15 feet tall. Narrow outlines, wide outlines.

If you need a better known shrub, one that will be more certain to meet your expectations, then buy a named cultivar. They are cloned from specimens with known characteristics.

I couldn't resist the mystery bags. So I've got some mugos grown from seed. Want to share a surprise?

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Sherwood's Forests is located about 75 km southwest of Edmonton, Alberta. Please refer to the map on our Contact page for directions.