Pinus mugo 'Valley Cushion'

Valley Cushion Mugo Pine

Categories: Dwarf Conifers

'Valley Cushion' offers a spreading habit to the mix of TRUdwarf® mugo choices. The very compact, dense pine stays low and flat, much wider than tall. Reddish, new buds complement the short, medium green needles, and plants grow very slowly, so they require little or no pruning. 

More About Pinus mugo 'Valley Cushion'

  • Selected at the North Willamette Research Station in Oregon's famed Willamette Valley
  • this cultivar is extremely hardy and an excellent choice for cold parts of the country

Valley Cushion’ is a dwarf cultivar with a globose form that typically matures to only 2-3’ tall and as wide over the first 10 years, but is very slow-growing (2-3” per year) and is commonly seen as a 1-2’ tall plant. Features unusually short, medium green needles (to 1” long) in bundles of two.


1-2 Ft


2-3 Ft


2-5 Ft

Hardiness Zone:


Pinus mugo 'Valley Cushion' Characteristics


  • Ground Cover
  • Mass Plant
  • Small / Miniature
  • Specimen

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season


  • Rounded
  • Mounding
  • Spreading