Answer: The most carefree and adaptable plants suitable for erosion control are generally "native" plants. Because they're native to the area, they tend to be more disease and insect free, and require very little in terms of care and maintenance. Some Oregon native shurbs to consider include Amelanchier alnifolia (Saskatoon berry), Mahonia aquifoliium (Oregon grape), Ribes aureum (golden currant), and Vaccinium ovatum (evergreen huckleberry). Fragaria chiloensis (beach strawberry) is an excellent choice for a groundcover, as is Mahonia repens (creeping mahonia). Best wishes with your new plants!
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