Low Maintenance Ground Cover For South Facing Slope With Deer! - Knowledgebase Question

Katonah, NY
Question by staceyzuk
February 16, 2001
We have a 1/2 acre south facing steep grassy slope. The grade makes it difficult to mow and the local deer herds make it difficult to choose a ground cover that won't be devoured. Is there one you recommend or a low growing grass for zone 6? Thank you.


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Answer from NGA
February 16, 2001

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+ Osage orange
Cercis sp. + redbud Narcissus sp.* Narcissus
Chamaecyparis sp= false-cypress Paeonia suffruticosa= tree peony
Clematis sp.* clematis Papaver orientalis * Oriental poppy
Cotinus coggygria +smoketree Picea sp. + spruce
Crataegus sp. + hawthorn Pinus sp. + pine
Cytisus scoparius=Scotch broom Rhododendron sp. rhododendron
Daphne sp. daphne Robinia pseudoacacia+ black locust
Delphinium* larkspur Symphoricarpos albus= snowberry
Digitalis* foxglove Syringa vulgaris= lilac
Ginkgo biloba + maidenhair tree Tulipa sp.* tulips
Gymnocladus dioica+ Kentucky coffee tree Yucca* Yucca
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+ tree or tree-like
* herbaceous plant
= shrubby
g.c. ground cover


West Virginia Extension offers a discussion of deer damage and a list of plants at

http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/ho...

Cornell University has also published a list and a discussion at

http://www.cce.cornell.edu/che...

I hope these help!

+ Osage orange
Cercis sp. + redbud Narcissus sp.* Narcissus
Chamaecyparis sp= false-cypress Paeonia suffruticosa= tree peony
Clematis sp.* clematis Papaver orientalis * Oriental poppy
Cotinus coggygria +smoketree Picea sp. + spruce
Crataegus sp. + hawthorn Pinus sp. + pine
Cytisus scoparius=Scotch broom Rhododendron sp. rhododendron
Daphne sp. daphne Robinia pseudoacacia+ black locust
Delphinium* larkspur Symphoricarpos albus= snowberry
Digitalis* foxglove Syringa vulgaris= lilac
Ginkgo biloba + maidenhair tree Tulipa sp.* tulips
Gymnocladus dioica+ Kentucky coffee tree Yucca* Yucca
_____________________________________________________________________
+ tree or tree-like
* herbaceous plant
= shrubby
g.c. ground cover


West Virginia Extension offers a discussion of deer damage and a list of plants at

http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/ho...

Cornell University has also published a list and a discussion at

http://www.cce.cornell.edu/che...

I hope these help!

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