12 to 15 ft.
10 to 12 ft.
USDA zones 2-7
hardy to 8,500 ft.
Big tuna mugo is a small, slow-growing evergreen tree. It has long, dark green needles that give the plant a bushy appearance.
The branches grow in an upright manner, putting on about 3 inches of new growth each year. It is an unique, upright evergreen with an adaptable and hardy nature. It is a great choice for small spaces, but may need to be special ordered from a plant nursery.
There is a beautiful specimen of big tuna mugo pine growing at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. It is a slow-growing, dwarf tree with beautiful, long needles. It is a good choice for an unique, small evergreen.
Prune when young to create a healthy, well-shaped specimen tree. No other maintenance required.