Pinus mugo (aka Pinus mugo var. mugo and P. m. var. mughus) Pinaceae
Mugo Pine PI-nus MEW-go
- Conifer, evergreen shrub, multistemmed or many branched, low growing form of the species, wider than tall, less than 8 ft tall x 16 ft wide (2.5 x 5 m). Size variable due to seed source. Needles in pairs, usually 2.5-5 cm long, basal sheath up to 1.5 mm long. Cones subterminal without a stalk, ovoid or conical-ovoid, 2.5-5 cm long, apex surrounded by a darker ring.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 2 The species, which may grow to 30-80 ft tall (9-24 m) with an equal width (!), is native to the mountains of central and southern Europe; the var. mugo is found in the Alps and Balkans.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: northeast of Peavy Hall.