Genus Pinus is the largest group of conifers in the world, one hundred and thirteen species all evergreen trees or shrubs. It is almost an entirely northern hemisphere genus. There is no fossil record in the southern hemisphere and only one species just crosses the equator in northern Sumatra. Pinus species have attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of two, three or five; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery Pinus sylvestris 'Hillside Creeper’ is a vigorous, prostrate, spreading, coniferous, evergreen shrub with twisted, needle-like, light green leaves turning yellow-green in winter. Oval to conical, green female cones ripen to grey or reddish-brown and may persist on the tree for years.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green - yellow needles. Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre. Ultimate Height: 1.5m. Ultimate Spread: 4m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: Its slow growth and dense habit make it perfect for growing in a rock garden.