mugo pine - Pinaceae Pinus mugo

Foliage

mugo pine Foliage

Bud

mugo pine Bud

Cone

mugo pine Cone

Form

mugo pine Form

Taxonomy

FamilyPinaceae
GenusPinus
Speciesmugo
Common Namemugo pine
iTree CodePIMU80

Plant Form

FormShrub or tree: often small rounded shrub or irregular, multi-stemmed
Height20 feet
Spread25 feet
DeciduousNo

Identification Description

Foliagedark green, 1-2" longLeaf Type Information IconNeedle
Needles2
Barkgray-brown with irregular scales
Budsmall with reddish brown scalesBud Arrangement Information IconNone
Twiggreen/gray when young; then brown/gray with scars from pervious needle attachment
Flowermale and female on same tree (monoecious)
Fruitcones: erect or pendulous on branches; solitary or in groups of 3-4; 1-2", slightly "egg" shaped
Fall Colorgreen

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2aMin5.0SoilHigh
Max7aMax8.5SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateIntolerantUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native
Region of OriginEurope
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