pinus mugo var. pumilio (dwarf mugo pine, swiss mountain pine)

Size: 2 gallon
  • large, spreading, bushy shrub or small tree
  • short, dark green needles
  • neither the flowers nor the fruit is ornamentally significant
  • use in rock gardens or mass plantings
  • zone 3 
  • height 100-150cm 
  • spread 200-300cm
  • as with most pines, this unusual plant grows best in a well-drained soil
  • if necessary, pinching the candles in mid-spring will encourage a more compact form
  • full sun
  • low maintenance
  • evergreen
  • rock garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)