Hillside plants

jannab(5 NS)May 22, 2005

I have a 45 degree cliff behind my house and I would like to plant on it. Because of the water runoff, I understand not many things will grow there but I thought maybe rock garden plants might be the best bet. I would really like to put in some evergreen shrubs for privacy from the house below but nothing too tall to hide the view. Any suggestions as to what would survive there? Mugo pines?

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Gardenia or perhaps a dwarf gardenia? or how about asiatic jasmine, vinca major?

    Bookmark   May 23, 2005 at 9:28PM
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jannab(5 NS)

Gardenias and jasmine???? I WISH. Unfortunately, I'm in Zone 5 and a very unprotected site at that. Thanks for the thought, though.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2005 at 10:23PM
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grovespirit(Zone 9)

Junipers are well suited to such a site. They come in a variety of heights and are hardy in your zone.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2005 at 5:03PM
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kitova(z6 NJ)

is it in sun or shade?

    Bookmark   June 5, 2005 at 11:17AM
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