Pinus mugo 'Golden Mound' / Golden Mound mugo pine

Pinus mugo 'Golden Mound' — the name says it all, a dwarf selection of mugo pine with irregular-globose structure and longer-than-typical needles that turn gold in winter in colder climates. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 28 inches (40 cm) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm).

This cultivar is of uncertain origin. Derek Spicer claims in the RHS Encyclopedia of Conifer that it was first listed in 2005 by UK's Gordon Haddow, presumably in a Kenwith Nursery catalog.

Pinus mugo 'Golden Mound' — a nice mature specimen just beginning to "gold up" in early fall. This conifer is growing in the ACS Reference Garden, Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR.
Photo by David Olszyk