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How to Prune Mugo Pines

Jon Bruyn, Plant Doctor at Moana Nursery, is here to show you how to prune your dwarf Mugo Pines. 

Since Mugo Pines and other conifers do not sprout from stem wood like deciduous trees do, you need to take special care when pruning to ensure that your mugo pine retains both its dwarf size and healthy growth.

Learn more about dwarf and full-sized Mugo Pines using the Plant Finder tool!

A month or two after you prune your Mugo Pine, you need to go back in and break off the spears that have started. Jon Bruyn shows you how and explains why.