Hillside planting So. CA - Knowledgebase Question

Studio City, Ca
Question by susanmarsh
June 12, 2009
What can I plant on my hilsside to help with soil erosion, don't require alot of water and look great!

Answer from NGA
June 12, 2009


Native plants are probably the best choices in terms of drought resistance and low maintenance. you can mix and match to make a good slope planting.

Arctostaphylos edmundsii (Carmel Sur' manzanita) is a flat evergreen shrub(arches to 3 inches high in middle), with light gray-green leaves.

Artemisia california (California sagebrush) is an evergray shrub, three to four foot high.

Baccharis pil. 'Pigeon Point' grows into a one foot tall by twelve foot wide dark-green groundcover.

Ceanothus griseus horizontialis is an evergreen shrub that commonly grows two or three feet tall and ten feet wide.

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus repens is a prostrate Ceanothus with lots of attractive sky blue flowers.

Salvia sonomensis A creeping flat perennial sage that can spread to 10' across. Its flowers are blue-violet from May to June, appearing in a 6"spike above gray-green leaves that lie on the ground 1" or so high.

Hope these suggestions help.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Autumn Colour"