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Dwarf Mugo Pumilio Pine –
Pinus mugo pumilio (latin)
Dwarf Mugo Pumilio Pine - Pinus mugo pumilio

Geographical origins: Alps between 1500m and 2500 m (1640 and 2734 yds).

Adult dimensions: Height up to 5 m, width up to 5 m (16,4').

Foliage: Evergreen.

Type of soil: Any.

Hardiness: Hardy to -40°C.

Exposure: Full sun.

Dwarf Mugo Pumilio Pine - Pinus mugo pumilio
Dwarf Mugo Pumilio Pine - Pinus mugo pumilio

Characteristics and uses:
The spreading form, its adult height and its slow growth make this an ideal tree for small gardens and for rockeries and mixed beds. Bonsai enthusiasts make forests. This tree is also used in mountain regions in forestations for preventing avalanches. The needles come in pairs, they are much shorter than those of the variety mughus.

List of Dwarf conifers:
Aurea Nana Oriental Arborvitae (Thuja orientalis 'Aurea Nana'), rounded bushy shape, golden dense foliage
Boulevard Sawara False Cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard'), rounded and weeping shape, bright green foliage with hints of white
Chinese Hybrid Juniper 'Old Gold' (Juniperus x media 'Old Gold'), spreading shape, golden foliage
Chinese Hybrid Juniper 'Pfitzeriana Aurea' (Juniperus x media 'Pfitzeriana Aurea), spreading shape, golden foliage turning greener in winter
Dwarf Alberta White Spruce(Picea Glauca 'Conica'), wide conical shape, fine and soft needles, soft green in spring and grey green in winter
Dwarf Mugo Mughus Pine (Pinus mugo Mughus), rondish and spreading shape, dark green foliage
Lawson Cypress 'Columnaris Glauca' (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Columnaris Glauca'), conical shape, blue grey foliage
Lawson Cypress 'Ellwoodii' (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii'), conical shape, grey green foliage
Lawson Cypress 'Ellwood's Gold' (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Ellwood'sGold'), conical shape, golden green foliage

List of Pines:
Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis), extremely resistant to drought conditions, hardy to -10°C
Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra austriaca), dark bark and foliage
Bosnian pine (Pinus leucodermis), very decorative pine has smooth white and grey bark
Calabrian Pine (Pinus nigra calabrica), humid or chalky soil
Chinese White pine (Pinus armandii), is a rare tree that is often grown by collectors or bonsai lovers
Corsican Pine (Pinus nigra corsicana), dislikes chalky soil
Coulter Pine (Pinus coulteri), its bark is crimson brown
Dwarf Mugo Mughus Pine (Pinus mugo mughus), spreading shape, adult height 1,50m, sought after by bonsai connoisseurs
Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus), grey green foliage, pyramidal shape, sought after by bonsai connoisseurs
Jack pine (Pinus banksiana), its wood is used for construction and wood pulp
Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii), it responds very well to cutting and miniaturising
Japanese Red Pine (Pinus densiflora), gets its name from its bark which becomes a reddish brown colour with age
Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi), brown bark that is covered with irregular furrows and gives off a scent of lemon and vanilla
Korean pine (Pinus koraiensis), the ideal candidate for growing as a bonsai
Lace back pine (Pinus bungeana), its bark is made up of greyish green or crimson red plates like those of the plane tree
Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)
Maritime Pine (Pinus pinaster), dislikes chalky soil
Monterrey Pine (Pinus radiata), beautiful ornamental tree, pale foliage, hardy to -15°C
Mountain pine (Pinus montana uncinata), dark bark and foliage
Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), salmon coloured bark and bluish green foliage
Umbrella Pine (Pinus pinea), umbrella shaped
Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis Jones), collectors' tree, acidic soil, hardy to -12°C

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