Pinus mugo Short Needle

Available May 1

Pinus mugo 'Short Needle' photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

Mugo Pine

'Short Needle' is an extremely slow-growing introduction from Iseli Nursery. It stands out among Mugo Pines for its unusually tiny needles that cover very short branches. Many visible buds punctuate the foliage of this dense, slightly irregular, miniature bun. It is a reliable, very hardy TRUdwarf® selection. Use it in a trough, rock garden or Fairy Garden.

  • Height: 20-30 cm (8-12 in)
  • Spread: 20-30 cm (8-12 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial sun
  • Foliage Colour: 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.