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Fast growing shade GC for hillside needed

Posted by lumpygravy Z6 SE Pa (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 27, 07 at 20:44

I've seen a few posts here about groundcovers for hillsides, but what I need is something fast growing to fill in quickly to prevent erosion on the hill when I kill off all the weeds. It is a very shady area, and the boss doesn't like pachysandra, so that's out. A low GC would be better than a taller one so it doesn't catch so many leaves in this wooded area, but the most important thing is that it is shade tollerant and fills in quickly.

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RE: Fast growing shade GC for hillside needed


If the area is moist, I would go with either Sweet woodruff (very pretty) or Lamium, dead nettle. They both spread fairly quickly and look great all season. If it's drier you could try Vinca.


RE: Fast growing shade GC for hillside needed

Thanks for the info TJ. I like the look of both of those, but I haven't found a place that carries either one yet.

RE: Fast growing shade GC for hillside needed

Usually you can find one or both at your local greenhouse/nurseries, or Lowes, places like that. It's kinda late in the season now to find much. Good luck!


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