PINUS mugo ‘Pumilio’

Mugo Pine –

0176Spreading its dark green foliage into low, billowy mounds, the Pumilio Group of mugho pine provides more compact plant selections that are a better fit for garden use. Mugho pine is a dense, broad, bushy, stiff-needled evergreen shrub native to the mountains of southcentral Europe and the Balkan Peninsula that produces cones. It is best known by its numerous dwarf selections and forms. The Pumilio Group comprises compact seedlings of mugho pine, which can vary significantly in size and habit and thus it is important to choose the appropriate cultivar for mature size and form.

Mugho pine is best planted in a full sun situation in an average to well-drained soil. It is relatively tolerant of lime and thus makes a great choice near concrete foundations or walkways. Amend heavy clay with organic matter. In spring, the tips of the new growth “”candles”” can be pruned away to prevent an increase in plant height. Pumilio Group members are widely used in foundation plantings, Asian-style gardens, rock gardens, containers, and mixed borders.

Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item. 

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Mugo Pine
Pumilio
Shrub
2-7


Dark Green
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes


3-8′
3-8′

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