BEAUTIFUL GROUND COVER OF EVERGREEN FOLIAGE
- Tolerant of deer and urban pollution
- Evergreen foliage lasting all year spawns light green, come fall offers a more yellowish tint to close out the year
- Produces small light brown pine cones which adds interest to any location
- Low maintenance for ease of gardening
- Perfect evergreen to fill in open spaces, assist in erosion control, and adds year round interest to bleak winter gardens
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- Hardiness Zone: 2-8
- Mature Height: 1.5-2' tall
- Mature Width: 6-8' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 6-8' apart
Why plant Hillside Creeper Scotch Pine?
The Hillside Creeper Scotch Pine although not native to the Americas is a cultivar that was selected by Layne Ziegenfuss from Hillside Nursery in 1970 and was grown from seed. This low growing shrub displays light green twisted needles which add color and interest all year long due to its evergreen qualities. Come fall those light green needles take on a lighter hue sporting a more yellowish green color lasting through the winter months. Another beautiful aspect of the Hillside Creeper is the bark, attractive reddish brown to orange in color; this feature easily adds depth to any garden it's found in. The Hillside Creeper Scotch Pine in its youth provides quick growth, as this shrub matures the growth tends to slow down. This shrub grows to about 2’ tall yet spans a width of almost 8’ making this shrub a perfect fit for barren landscapes. The Hillside Creeper Scotch Pine is also useful for erosion control in rocky locations or sunny slopes.
How to use Hillside Creeper Scotch Pine in the landscape?
The Hillside Creeper Scotch Pine is a lovely conifer that maintains a low forming growing habit. These shrubs do wonderfully planted in rock gardens as an accent, utilized as a specimen on its own, or planted as a border in a shrub garden. The Hillside Creeper offers speedy growth in its youth that will fill empty spaces with ease. As this shrub matures the growth rate will slow but you will have a considerable sized shrub before that time comes. The Hillside Creeper Scotch Pine also adds interest during late fall and into the winter season with the change of color in the foliage. Sprouting light green during the growing season come fall we notice a change to lighter almost yellow hues of green.
Hardiness Zone: 2-8
How To Plant Hillside Creeper Scotch Pine
Have you been considering adding a Hillside Creeper Scotch Pine to your landscape? No worries, let's take a look at some requirements for growing. First let's find a location that offers full sun, this will ensure the best possible color and growth for your newly added shrub. When considering soil conditions, you are in luck, the Hillside Creeper Scotch Pine is very adaptable to most soils permitting they offer good drainage. The Hillside Creeper Scotch Pine does offer tolerance to urban conditions such as air pollution, this opens up inner city locations to add a hint of color and beauty to the normal bleak gray city jungle.
How To Water
We recommend watering your Hillside Creeper Scotch Pine at a minimum of twice a week when first planted until it becomes established. Once established you may reduce the amount of water you are applying to once a week. We do also recommend keeping an eye on your local weather and watering during periods of inclement weather such as high heat and drought to ensure the health and growth of your Hillside Creeper Scotch Pine.
How To Fertilize
When considering the process of fertilizing your Hillside Creeper Scotch Pine no need to fret it's simple and easy. To start the process incorporate fertilizer to the planting site by mixing it with the soil before adding the shrub to the site. If you are planting in the spring the next application of fertilizer will be best applied in the fall just before winter. If planted in the fall then spring before the push of new growth will be an ample time to add a fresh batch of fertilizer. Keep this schedule in mind for the life of the plant and enjoy a healthy and happy Hillside Creeper Scotch Pine.
How To Prune
Once your Hillside Creeper Scotch Pine has had some time to adjust and grow it may be time to consider the pruning process. Pruning may be easier than you think depending on how you choose to display this little conifer. In late winter or early spring before the push of new growth you may remove any dead or broken branches. During this time you may also prune your Hillside Creeper to the desired shape you are looking for. Keeping your shrub neat and tidy will promote better growth and visual aid for your property.
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