Pinus mugo 'Winter Gold', Sir Harold Hillier Garden

Pinus mugo ‘Winter Gold’

Mountain pine

  • Botanical name: Pinus mugo 'Winter Gold'
  • Common name: Mountain pine
  • Family: Pinaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Foliage colour:


Pinus mugo ‘Winter Gold’ is a dwarf pine with golden needle-like leaves, contrasting other evergreens and winter flowering heathers. Spring growth is a dazzling butter yellow. Its slow growth and dense habit make it perfect for growing in pots or the rock garden.


For best results grow Pinus mugo ‘Winter Gold’ in well-drained soil in full sun. 

How to grow Pinus 'Winter Gold'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • 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 'Winter Gold' and wildlife

Pinus 'Winter Gold' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Pinus 'Winter Gold' poisonous?

Pinus 'Winter Gold' 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