Dwarf Mugo Pine

Dwarf Mugo Pine

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Pinus mugo 'Pumilio'

A native of the Alps, Swiss Mountain Pine, also known as Mugo Pine, grows best in the Upper and Middle South.

The long humid summers of the Lower South are just too severe. Low growing shrub pine. Excellent as a specimen. May be pruned in spring to keep dwarf shrubby form by pinching back all or part of the new shoots (called candles). 

Slow grower, after 15-20 years, the plant may have a height and spread of only 4' to 6'.

*Seldom Damaged by DeerAttracts: Birds (especially the Gold Finch)    

Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC (336) 857-2131

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Conifer
Foliage Type Evergreen
Height 4' - 6'
Spread 6' - 10'
Shape Mounding
Primary Foliage Color Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Green
Flowering Season N/A
Flower Color N/A
Berries Produces Cones
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Slow
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences Moist (not wet): Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage