Hillside Creeper Scots Pine Tree

Growth Facts

Hillside Creeper Scots Pine

Pinus sylvestris 'Hillside Creeper'

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Hillside Creeper Scots Pine, beautifully spreading to carpet your landscape in lush soft green. This low growing conifer is wonderful for hiding any pipes or eyesores in your yard. A uniquely charming undulating look, hugging the ground in light evergreen. It’s fine texture sets it apart from others in your landscape; it may need a little light pruning to make sure it doesn’t creep on you—blanket your hillside in Scots Pine.

Growth Facts

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The Story

A vigorous cultivar that originated as a seedling selected by Layne Ziegenfuss at Hillside Gardens in the 1970s. He enjoyed Hillside Creeper Scots Pine for its unique ground-covering look and its interesting flare when arched over a stonewall or rockery.

The Details

Hillside Creeper Scots Pine is a fast-growing cultivar and will quickly fill your landscape with personality with distinct flaking red-brown bark to its gorgeous light green twisted needles! Hardy and deer resistant, so plant where you don't want your deer to nibble, and it will surely help keep them out of the garden.

How to Grow

Hillside Creeper Scots Pine is very easy to grow in virtually any location. It tolerates poor soil, heat, and drought, adapting well to a range of soils with excellent drainage. It loves to be watered regularly until it is well established. You could have never gardened in your life, and still be able to grow it with ease!

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 3
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Avg Mature Height 3-5 ft
Avg Mature Width 6-8 ft
Spacing 6-8 ft
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen No
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

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Hillside Creeper Scots Pine Tree