Botanical Name:Pinus mugo
Common Name:Swiss mountain pine, mugo pine
Family Name:Pinaceae – pine family
General Description:Pinus mugo is a slow growing pine native to the mountainous areas of central and southern Europe. It is one of the few pine species that naturally have a multi-stem, shrub-like form. In the landscape it is frequently used as an evergreen in foundation plantings. Pinus mugo is extremely variable in size and for this reason the straight species is rarely used. There are many (too many) dwarf selections to choose from.
Resources Consulted:Dirr, Michael A. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses. Champaign: Stipes, 2009. Print.
"The PLANTS Database." USDA, NRCS. National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA, 2014. Web. 17 Mar. 2014.
Creator:Julia Fitzpatrick-Cooper, Professor, College of DuPage
Keywords/Tags:Pinaceae, tree, conifer, cone, needle, evergreen, Pinus mugo, Swiss mountain pine, mugo pine