slow erosion in shady area? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by l7lau
February 13, 2011
I have an erosion problem in the front yard under the giant oak where the bermuda won't grow. Suggestions?


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Answer from NGA
February 13, 2011

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Some plants tolerant of dry shade include Liriope 'Silver Dragon'; leaves are variegated and its blooms are pale lavender; Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Kinnikinnick), grows 4-6", evergreen, develops edible red berries; Campanula carpatica (harebell), 6-14", blue or white flowers; Galium odorata (Sweet woodruff), grows 6-8", one of the best covers, white, fragrant flowers in May-June; Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' (Hall's Japanese honeysuckle), 6-12" Will also grow in full sun, but forms denser mats in shade; Mahonia repens (Creeping Oregon grape), 6-12", Evergreen; yellow flowers in spring; holly-like foliage; Penstemon caespitosus (Creeping or mat penstemon), 1-2" Very prostrate mat of tiny narrow leaves; flowers in May-June; Vinca minor (Periwinkle) 4-6", evergreen, white or purple flowers in spring. Hope one of these plants is just the right one for your landscape.

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