How to Grow and Care for Mugo Pines

Mugo pines are versatile plants that add texture and year-round interest to gardens. They come in various sizes and have distinctive long needles, which can be variegated or change color from summer to winter. Mugo pines are native to mountainous regions of Europe and have been cultivated for their evergreen beauty. They can be propagated from seed, cuttings, or purchased plants. Mugo pines prefer moist, well-draining soil and thrive in full sun or partial shade. Pruning is minimal, and there are several cultivars available, each with unique characteristics. Pests and diseases are generally not a major issue for mugo pines.