Pinus mugo Valley Cushion
Pinus mugo 'Valley Cushion' photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

Mugo Pine

'Valley Cushion' offers a spreading habit to the mix of dwarf Mugo Pine choices. This very compact, dense pine stays low and flat growing much wider than tall. Reddish, new buds complement the short, medium green needles. 'Valley Cushion' grows very slowly, requiring little or no pruning. This cultivar is extremely hardy and an excellent choice for cold parts of the country.

  • Height: 46-61 cm (18-24 in)
  • Spread: 61-91 cm (24-36 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 2
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial sun
  • Foliage Colour: dark green
  • Shape: spreading
  • Critter Resistance: deer

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Mugo pines are adaptable to a broad range of soil conditions as long as the site is well drained. They are drought tolerant once established. They will also tolerate partial sun.