plants to help stop erosion - Knowledgebase Question

Canton, Oh
Question by jpucci9
August 19, 2009
we just replaced the retaining wall in driveway and now need to relandscape what can i use to help stop erosion on slope

Answer from NGA
August 19, 2009


Plants with fibrous roots are best for holding soils in place. Some suggestions for your gardening region include Aegopodium podagraria ?Variegatum?, Celastrus scandens, Clematis paniculata, Cornus, shrubby types; Cotoneaster, low types; Euonymus fortunei ?Colorata?, Forsythia suspense, Ornamental grasses, Hedera helix, Hemerocallis, Houttuynia cordata ?Chameleon?, Itea, low growing Junipers, Ligustrum, Lonicera x brownie and Lonicera japonica ?Halliana?, Myrica pennsylvanica, Pachysandra terminalis, Parthenocissus, Polygonum aubertii and Polygonum Glo-Worm, Rhus aromatica, Stephanandra incise ?Crispa?, Symphoricarpos x henaultii ?Hancock?, Vinca minor and Yucca filamentosa. Your local garden center may have more suggestions. Best wishes with your project!

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