Leucobryum glaucum

Cushion Moss

Plant Type:


Leucobryum glaucum - Cushion Moss aka Pincushion Moss with its velvety ground hugging texture and rich saturated green hue speaks of cool and calming shady environs, a connection to ancient realms and quiet simplicity. A simply gorgeous ground covering option in moist shade with some drought tolerance (but not for too long), among and between surfaced tree roots, a palette cleanser between specimen bonsai, Japanese gardens, between paving stones, a groundcover in a formal garden or any place your aesthetic might take you. Average to fertile draining soil, slightly acid to neutral Ph seems to work here in part to open shade. Place it where it will be happy and it will grow with abandon. Established pot of moss from division.


1 in


6 in

Characteristics and Attributes for Leucobryum glaucum

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Rock Garden
  • Trough
  • Railroad Garden
  • Container
  • Knot Garden
  • Edging
  • Natural Garden
  • Evergreen
  • Woodland
  • Bank
  • Ground Cover

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Fertile
  • Average
  • Moist
  • Acid
  • Draining


  • Eastern North America

Propagated By

  • Division