Mugho Pine

Mugho Pine

Mugho Pine is a shrub or small, round or broad pyramidal plant 4 to 10 feet tall which grows best in sun or partial shade in moist loam. It comes from Alpine Europe. The dark green, 1 - 1 1/2 inches long, stiff needles of this two-needle Pine are held on the tree for more than four years making this one of the more dense Pines suitable for a screen planting. Most other Pines are not suited for screens since they loose their inner needles and lower branches as they grow older. Since there seems to be great variability in height among individual trees, select nursery plants which have the form which you desire. When selecting a Mugo Pine to grow into a tree, choose one with a central leader; if looking for a more dwarf type Mugo Pine choose among the many compact selections.

  • Mature Height: 2 - 3 feet

  • Mature Spread: 5 - 6 feet

  • Soil Type: Sandy, Clay, Loam

  • Moisture: Widely Adaptable

  • Mature Form: Small, Spreading

  • Growth Rate: Slow

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun - Partial Sun

  • Flower Color: Not Showy

  • Fall Color: Dark Green

  • Foliage Color: Dark Green

  • Zones: 3-7

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Information source: University of Missouri - Horticulture

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