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Palouse TRUdwarf® Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo 'Palouse'

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Palouse TRUdwarf Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo 'Palouse') at Valley View Farms

Palouse TRUdwarf® Mugo Pine

Palouse TRUdwarf® Mugo Pine

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Height:  6 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Mugho Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine

Group/Class:  TRUdwarf® Series

Brand:  Iseli


A dwarf version of this species which grows slowly into an upright rounded form; longer, emerald green needles pack the dense branchlets of this choice garden evergreen; can be kept smaller and more refined, with annual candle pruning

Ornamental Features

Palouse TRUdwarf® Mugo Pine is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has attractive forest green evergreen foliage. The large needles are highly ornamental and remain forest green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Palouse TRUdwarf® Mugo Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Palouse TRUdwarf® Mugo Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Palouse TRUdwarf® Mugo Pine will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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Ornamental Features
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