Return to the Plants for Difficult Places Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Hillside plants

Posted by JannaB 5 NS (My Page) on
Sun, May 22, 05 at 21:46

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?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Hillside plants

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


 o
RE: Hillside plants

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


 o
RE: Hillside plants

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


 o
RE: Hillside plants

is it in sun or shade?


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Plants for Difficult Places Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here