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Mugo Pine


Height and Spread Mugo pines can grow 1 to 6 metres in height and may have a crown width of 1 to 9 metres.

Hardiness Zone 2

Preferred growing conditions Drought resistant and prefers full sun.

Form Mugo pines are low, bushy evergreens that spread out horizontally more than vertically.

Flower/seeds Purplish-tan flowers that turn into shiny brown cones.

Leaf Smooth, medium to dark green, paired needles

Bark/wood Bark is brownish-grey and scaly.

Fruit Not applicable

Pruning Prune to keep shape and remove damaged limbs. Sterilize pruning saws and shears with methanol (gasoline anti-freeze) between cuts and between trees.

Problems (Disease/Insects)

Sawfly and pine needle scale.