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Pinus mugo

SynonymsPinus montana Mill., Pinus mughus Scop., Pinus pumilio Haenke
Common namesBergkiefer, creeping pine, dwarf mountain pine, dwarf pine, knee pine, Latsche, mountain pine, Mugho pine, pin de montagne, pinheiro de Mugo, pino montano, Swiss mountain pine
Ecocrop code8642

DESCRIPTION: Mountain pine is an evergreen shrub or small tree reaching 0.6-16 m in height. USE: It can be used as embankment cover, its shallow root system and spreading growth habit will combine, over time, to create a solid evergreen cover in sunny, exposed areas. It can also be used as an effective non-thorny barrier hedge and is planted as an ornamental shrub. GROWING PERIOD: Perennial. FURTHER INF: It is native to the Alps in Europe.