One of the very best small to medium sized pine trees for use in urban landscapes Tannenbaum Mugo Pine. Last winter when many evergreen trees and shrubs suffered moderate to severe winter burn, Tannenbaum Mugo Pine trees came through in pretty good shape.
Tannenbaum Mugo Pine trees grow best in well drained soils, so avoid placing them in areas where soils are chronically soggy, and pick as sunny of a location as possible. Full day sun to 1/2 day sun should meet the light needs of Tannenbaum quite nicely.
Stiff sturdy needles about 2 to 2 1/2 inches long and a structure that creates a medium density, gives Tannenbaum Mugo Pine trees a pleasing uncrowded appearance, and make it just dense enough to provide a nice privacy buffer.
While most pine trees grow to heights of to to 100 feet tall, and 30 to 60 feet wide, Tannenbaum Mugo Pine is size rated at 15 feet tall by 6 feet wide in a 10 to 15 year time frame, so it is definitely more compact than other pine varieties. Do keep in mind that over a 20 to 50 year time period, Tannenbaum Mugo Pines will continue to grow larger at a modest rate, but will never achieve the size of an Austrian, Red or White or Scotch Pine.