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MUGO PINE
Pinus mugo

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Photo Locations: San Luis Obispo, CA and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

A slow growing species of two-needle pine that can reach taller heights in its native habitat. Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to High elevations in Europe.

Family: Pinaceae

Additional Common Names

MUGO PINE, SWISS MOUNTAIN PINE

Tree Characteristics

Conical or Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 15 - 25 feet.

Width: 15 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Leaves Needle, Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Persistent, Brown Cone, Medium to Large (0.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Brown, Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 11 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 7.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Nematodes, Weevil, Mites, Scales, Caterpillars, Beetle Borers, Spittle Bug and Pine Moth., Needle Cast, Tip Blight and Rust.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Container, Buffer Strip or Screen.

Bonsai.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus mugo Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pinus-mugo >

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