Dwarf Mugo Pine

Dwarf Mugo Pine is a dwarf conifer with dark green needles.  The needles of this evergreen shrub are about two inches in length.  Dwarf Mugo Pine is a slow growing evergreen plant.  Once established, this plant requires little or no supplemental watering to keep it healthy.  If temperatures are high and there is a lack of moisture, minimal watering may be necessary.  This deer-resistant plant like full sun exposure.  Mature Dwarf Mugo’s will only reach a height and width of three feet.

The branches of this plant have a brown and white tip. The tip on the end of the branch is where the plant grows out. Trimming is only necessary to remove dead or damaged parts of the plant. This shrub does not look good shaped.

Dwarf Mugo Pine is not salt tolerant, meaning salt will damage this plant. Salt damage is irreversible since this is not a deciduous shrub. Make sure that you are installing this plant in an area that will not see salt.

Dwarf Mugo Pine

Dwarf Mugo Pine

Pinus Mugo Pumilio

Plant Details

Flower Color- None

Foliage Color- Dark Green

Zone- 2-7

Height- 3′

Spread- 3′

Light- Part shade to full sun.

Details- Dwarf Mugo Pine is a slow growing evergreen shrub.  This shrub requires minimal maintenance once established.

Pruning-  If pruning is necessary, it should be done in the spring.  This plant is best left looking natural without heavy pruning.  Heavy pruning will detract from the overall look of the plant.  Pruning should be limited to removing dead or damaged areas and unsightly overgrown areas.

Other Pine plant options.

  • Austrian Pine
  • Big Tuna Mugo Pine
  • Blue Angel White Pine
  • Blue Form Eastern White Pine
  • Blue Treasure Mountain Plum Pine
  • Bosnian Pine
  • Bristlecone Pine
  • Dwarf Eastern White Pine
  • Dwarf Scotch Pine
  • Jakobsen Mugo Pine
  • Mops Mugo Pine
  • Sherwood Compact Mugo Pine
  • Wate’s Golden Pine