slow erosion in shady area? - Knowledgebase Question

Germantown, Te
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?

Answer from NGA
February 13, 2011


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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