Pinus mugo 'Golden Glow', Sir Harold Hillier Garden

Pinus mugo ‘Golden Glow’

Dwarf mountain pine

  • Botanical name: Pinus mugo 'Golden Glow'
  • Common name: Dwarf mountain pine
  • Family: Pinaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Foliage colour:


Brightening up the winter garden, Pinus mugo ‘Golden Glow’ is a bushy, evergreen, coniferous shrub with slender yellow-green leaves. In autumn its foliage turns bright yellow and in winter it bears orange buds. 


For best results grow Pinus mugo ‘Golden Glow’ in well-drained soil in full sun. It’s particularly suited to growing in rock gardens. 

How to grow Pinus 'Golden Glow'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Pinus 'Golden Glow' and wildlife

Pinus 'Golden Glow' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Pinus 'Golden Glow' poisonous?

Pinus 'Golden Glow' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People