Groundcover for under Hickory trees

mikaelprAugust 11, 2006

The area under my Shagbark and Pignut Hickories stays a mess with fallen limbs and nuts. What's more, the lawn slopes so drastically that the sreet stays littered as well. I'm looking for a ground cover tall enough to hide the litter, thick enough to catch and hold the nuts to keep them out of the road and tough enough to take occasional foot traffic. Any ideas?



Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Myrtle (Vinca minor) might work, but has a tendency to spread vigorously unless contained by a barrier of some sort.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2006 at 11:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have sweet woodruff under my 2 hicorkies and it seems to do a great job of looking neat in the summer. comes back every year and covers the old leaves/bark with a nice layer of green. but not much winter coverage in zone 5.

if you are still looking for a ground cover.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2008 at 4:40PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
IDing existing garden beds
We moved into this house last fall. Things are growing...
Dichondra - next to lawn, grow from seed, watering needs
Hello, I want to change the subject of the posting...
Need to remove creeping juniper
Dear friends, HELP! My house is surrounded by creeping...
Baltic Ivy on stone wall
We have a stone house and think it would look really...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™