Dwarf Mugo Pine STD
Pinus mugo var. pumilio
A naturally dwarf version of the species in small tree form; slow growing, rugged and hardy, excellent for form, texture and color detail in home gardens, maintain shape with judicious pruning; needs full sun.
Dwarf Mugo Pine has emerald green foliage. The needles remain emerald green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Dwarf Mugo Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub, selected and trained to grow in a small tree-like form with the primary plant grafted high atop a standard. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Information and Photo courtesy Monrovia.