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Pinus mugo 'Pumilio' | Dwarf mountain pine - Height 25cm Width 50cm - 15lt

Pinus mugo 'Pumilio' | Dwarf mountain pine - Height 25cm Width 50cm - 15lt

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Pinus mugo 'Pumilio', commonly known as the Dwarf Mountain Pine or Mugo Pine, is a dwarf evergreen coniferous shrub belonging to the Pinaceae family. This slow-growing cultivar of Pinus mugo is native to the mountainous regions of Central and Southern Europe, particularly the Alps, Carpathians, and the Balkans. It is an immensely popular choice for rock gardens, alpine gardens, and small landscapes due to its compact size and unique ornamental characteristics.

The Dwarf Mountain Pine is a versatile and hardy plant, capable of tolerating a wide range of growing conditions. It can withstand cold temperatures down to -30°F (-34°C). It prefers well-draining, sandy or rocky soils and adapts to various soil pH levels. While it flourishes in full sunlight, it can also tolerate partial shade.

'Pumilio' is a dense, mounded cultivar with a height and spread of 3-5 feet (0.9-1.5 meters) upon reaching maturity. Its slow growth rate of 1-3 inches (2.5-7.5 cm) per year makes it an ideal choice for small gardens, containers, or bonsai culture. The attractive, dark green needles are stiff and sharply pointed, typically arranged in pairs and measuring 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) in length.

This cultivar is known for its visually striking and irregular branching habit, which contributes to its unique appearance. The branches are often twisted or contorted, creating an interesting texture that adds visual interest to a landscape. The bark is rough and grayish-brown, becoming more fissured as the plant ages.

In late spring or early summer, 'Pumilio' produces small, cylindrical cones that emerge reddish-brown and mature to a dark brown color. The cones, which measure approximately 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) in length, add an additional ornamental element to the plant.

Drought-tolerant and low-maintenance, Pinus mugo 'Pumilio' is resistant to pests and diseases, making it a reliable choice for various landscape applications. Its compact size, unique form, and year-round visual interest make it a popular choice among gardeners and landscapers seeking an eye-catching and resilient plant to enhance their outdoor spaces.

  • Common Name

    Dwarf mountain pine 'Pumilio'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen tree

  • Pot Size


  • Native To

    garden origin

  • Flower


  • Foliage

    needle-like, jade-green leaves

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

tufted, bushy

Preferred Location


East–facing or South–facing or West–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




all year


no fruit

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