The Q&A Archives: plants to help stop erosion

Question: we just replaced the retaining wall in driveway and now need to relandscape what can i use to help stop erosion on slope

Answer: Plants with fibrous roots are best for holding soils in place. Some suggestions for your gardening region include Aegopodium podagraria ?Variegatum?, Celastrus scandens, Clematis paniculata, Cornus, shrubby types; Cotoneaster, low types; Euonymus fortunei ?Colorata?, Forsythia suspense, Ornamental grasses, Hedera helix, Hemerocallis, Houttuynia cordata ?Chameleon?, Itea, low growing Junipers, Ligustrum, Lonicera x brownie and Lonicera japonica ?Halliana?, Myrica pennsylvanica, Pachysandra terminalis, Parthenocissus, Polygonum aubertii and Polygonum Glo-Worm, Rhus aromatica, Stephanandra incise ?Crispa?, Symphoricarpos x henaultii ?Hancock?, Vinca minor and Yucca filamentosa. Your local garden center may have more suggestions. Best wishes with your project!

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