University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Mugo Pine
Pinus mugo
Mugo Pine cultivar ‘Pumilio’
Size:
Size: small
Small
Size: medium
Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7 
Mature Height: 15-20 Feet
Mature Width: 0 Feet
Features: Evergreen foliage (needles).
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; prefers a moist, well-drained soil, but will tolerate dry soils; tolerant of alkaline soil.
Cultivars:
  • 'Mops' - 3 feet tall, dark green needles; variety mugo- about 8 feet tall.
  • variety pumilio- Low growing, like a ground cover, but spreading up to 10 feet wide.
Mature Form: Variable, but often broad speading
Native To: Europe
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Use for: Foundation.Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Naturalizing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: Proper selection of cultivars is key to obtaining a plant that will maintain a true shrub size.

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