Small Mugo Pines - Knowledgebase Question

Kent, WA
Question by Mark_Gagnon
July 12, 2005
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 from NGA
July 12, 2005


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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