Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo mughus

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Mugo Pine, Pinus mugo mughus, is a ground hugging evergreen that stays at a manageable height of 2- 3' tall. Upright branches, with long deep green needles give this spreading shrub a unique structure. It is used well as a specimen among taller, finer textured evergreens. It can also be used as low growing border or hedge. Dwarf Mugo Pine fits perfectly in Japanese gardens and can even be used for making bonsai trees. Be sure it is grown in full sun to partial shade conditions. Mulching in colder climates is a good idea to protect its shallow root system and help ensure vitality.