Pinus sylvestris 'Hillside Creeper'
A carpeting form of Scots pine, this selection tends to become layered over time, but it rarely grows over one foot tall. It will spread out and creep along the ground to 8' or more in time, so it is particularly effective on a bank or hillside. Green to bluish-green needles take on a yellow-green hue in winter. Exposed branching adds character and interest. Tough and adaptable, it likes dry to average moisture. Discovered growing in a Christmas tree plantation about 1970 by Layne Ziegenfuss, Hillside Nursery, Lehighton, PA.