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Scots Pine, European Redwood, Scotch Pine
Pinus sylvestris 'Hillside Creeper'

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pinus (PY-nus) (Info)
Species: sylvestris (sil-VESS-triss) (Info)
Cultivar: Hillside Creeper

Category:

Shrubs

Conifers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Chartreuse/Yellow

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Acton, Massachusetts

Christiana, Tennessee

Sequim, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 27, 2013, Gewissjohn from Acton, MA wrote:

Has been in the hottest, driest section of my conifer bed for a few years and has shown little discomfort. Have only provided supplemental water during heat waves. Fertilize in the spring and fall with Holly Tone--then forget.

Bought a more mature size specimen, that is finally starting to produce cones this year. I regularly cut out needles in the fall to expose the nice cinnamon bark on the branching from the strong central leader. I have it next to a set of steps on my property. I find the contrast of bark and needles gives it more interest in the snow. Good plant!

Have seen this plant grown with a flat top in nurseries which exposes the strong central leader--probably to save space. I prefer that look and have given it a more mushroom appearance Also can ... read more