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Mark A. Miller
PINUS sylvestris 'Hillside Creeper'
Hillside Creeper Scots Pine, Scots Pine
This low dense spreading shrub is a prostrate cultivar of Scots pine, a medium to large evergreen tree from the upper latitudes of the Old World.
Like all Scots pines, 'Hillside Creeper' has stiff, slightly twisted blue green needles that occur in bundles of two. The needles turn yellow-green in winter. The densely needled, ground-hugging branches of this cultivar spread slowly to form a shaggy multi-layered mat of knee height or less.
Scots pines do best in full sun and well-drained, acidic to slightly alkaline soil. They thrive with cold winters and fare poorly in hot humid climates. This creeping cultivar is well suited for wall plantings, mixed borders, rock gardens, and bonsai.
7 - 1
3 - 7
A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Needled or Scaled Evergreen
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
6'-10' / 1.8m - 3.0m
Northern Europe, Russia/Siberia, Western Asia
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Blue Green
Orange, Brown, Gray
Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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