Pinus mugo Mitsch Mini

Available May 1

Pinus mugo 'Mitsch Mini' photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

Mugo Pine

Extremely slow-growing and dense, this tiny, bun-shaped conifer looks like a mound of moss. It sports so many short branchlets and so many slightly twisted, short needles that the surface appears smooth. A TRUdwarf® mugo selected by John Mitsch of Aurora, Oregon, the reliable, consistent pine takes on a frosted look when its waxy buds emerge. Site this distinctive beauty in a prime location in the rock garden, trough or use in a miniature landscape.

  • Height: 25-36 cm (10-14 in)
  • Spread: 30-61 cm (12-24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial sun
  • Foliage Colour: grayish green
  • Shape: globe
  • Critter Resistance: deer

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Mugo pines are adaptable to a broad range of soil conditions as long as the site is well drained. They are drought tolerant once established. They will also tolerate partial sun.