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Pinus mugo /Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo  / Pinus mugo
Typical mushroom-like form
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Typical mushroom-like form

Dwarf form in a planter

Dwarf spreading form

Evergreen foliage

At a restaurant in Seymour, IN

A shrub tha is only 18 inches tall although it is several years old

New growth starting in spring

In Vancouver, BC in Canada

Close view of foliage

Old specimen Mugo Pine at the Vatican Gardens in Rome, Italy

Healthy specimen showing the low, horizontal growth pattern

Close view of a candle (growth buds)

Terminal growth shoots

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Scientific Name: Pinus mugo
Common Name: Mugo Pine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Size varies from 5 to 20 feet in both height and spread and it has been reported to attain 50 feet in height. Used as an accent or specimen plant and in rock gardens, containers, planters and as a bonsai selection. Has some drought tolerance.