2 to 4 ft.
6 to 8 ft.
Europe and Asia
USDA zones 3-7
hardy to 6,500 ft.
Hillside creeper is a low-growing evergreen shrub. It grows in an undulating, rambling shape, making it suitable as a slightly taller groundcover. It has green needles that turn lighter in the winter.
In the right spot, it can be a good alternative to groundcover junipers.
The two hillside creeper pines at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden have grown well over the years. They need a big space, but are a good option for slopes, walls, or open areas of the landscape.
Selective pruning may be needed occasionally.