Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates wide range of soil conditions as long as drainage is good.
This Scotch pine cultivar is a fast-growing (12"+ per year), prostrate, spreading, needled evergreen. Over the first 8-10 years, it typically grows 2' tall but spreads to 8' wide. Growth rate slows considerably as plant ages. Light green, twisted needles in bundles of 2 turn an attractive yellowish green in winter.
No serious insect or disease problems. Blister rust, pinewood nematode wilt, and dry rot can be problems.
Good specimen or accent for rock gardens or foregrounds of shrub borders. Also appropriate for slopes and banks.