Short Needle Mugo Pine - Pinus mugo 'Short Needle'

Regular price $21.99

The Short Needle Mugo Pine is "thee" tiny quintessential alpine conifer which makes this the PERFECT miniature garden shrub. Extremely slow growing with unusually tiny needles that cover the very short branches. The buds in the winter add to the dynamic presence. Grows in a slightly irregular, miniature bun. Fun, reliable and very, very hardy. Perfect for containers. Need I say more?

Shear when it's young to make it bushier. Prune green branches during the new growth when it emerges in the springtime. OR leave it to grow up and it will become a lovely miniature pine tree.

  • perfect for containers – they don't mind their roots being a little crowded
  • great bonsai subject
  • globe shaped, spreading habit
  • growth rate: 1 to 3" per year
  • cold hardy zones 2-8 or or -50F
  • heat zones: 7-1
  • full sun
  • regular water
  • let dry out a bit in between to avoid over watering
  • comes in a 4”pot
  • an outdoor plant


Parcel post takes 7 to 10 days and puts a lot of stress on the trees during transit. We cannot guarantee any plants shipped this way - but it is your choice to make during checkout.

We recommend Priority Mail for a safe - and guaranteed - journey.

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We can only ship plants to the lower 48 States and we are certified by the USDA and Alaska.



From Norma in Texas: 
" Hi Janit and Steve. I just received your shipment, trees are beautiful!!! 
And so well packaged ! - Many thanks Norma "