Hillside Ground Cover - Knowledgebase Question

Yarmouth, ME
Question by tharden1
April 4, 1998
I have a hillside on a salt water bay with an easterly exposure. I was considering crown vetch to help landscape and hold the embankment. A short growing season with cool sea breezes makes growing warm weather plants almost impossible. The temperature was never above 87 last year.


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Answer from NGA
April 4, 1998

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Crownvetch is a great option for erosion control, and should thrive on the site you've described. It can become invasive, though, so think about other options, too, such as native plants. The Maine Chapter of the New England Wildflower Society shouldbe able to advise you - contact: Ginger Carr, President, RR 1, Box 79, Sawyers Island, Boothbay ME 04537; 207/633-4327; gccarr@clinic.net
Hope this helps!

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