The mugo pine (Pinus mugo) is a species of conifer, a needled evergreen. Most varieties grown for landscaping have a broad, spreading form, growing wider than they are tall. ‘Mops’ mugo pine is a popular cultivar that is a true dwarf, unlike some other dwarf cultivars that grow relatively tall. ‘Mops’ should not be confused with Gold Mops false cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera). Because they are evergreens that stay relatively short, mugo pines are quite versatile in the landscape.