The Q&A Archives: Small Mugo Pines

Question: I've been considering planting a Dwarf Mugo Pine in my front berm, but I understand that even the dwarfs get pretty big like 3-5 ft.
Are there various types of dwarfs? Is there any smaller varities that stay smaller than that? Say around 1? to 2 ft?

If not can the Dwarf Mugo be pruned to a size without it looking like it's been wacked?

Thank you.

Answer: Of the Mugo Pine cultivars, there are about 20 named clones, with varying heights. Expect your shrub to grow anywhere from 2' to 5' tall and 3'-5' wide. They are very dense, slow-growing plants and can be pruned to keep the size quite compact. Gnom or Mops are the smallest cultivars and may be just what you're looking for.

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