planting on a slope - Knowledgebase Question

Question by lookm003
May 22, 2009
i live on a hillside in hawaii and want to know what are the best plants to use on a dirt slope

Answer from NGA
May 22, 2009


Hillsides generally offer a less hospitable environment for plants than level gardens. Soil is usually shallow and poor, and it's hard to get water to penetrate deeply enough to promote strong, dense roots. The following suggestions are for plants that will provide attractive cover for slopes and help prevent soil erosion: Rosa rugosa, creeping rosemary, ivy, Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle), Star Jasmine, and Malephora (Ice Plant).

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