roadside perrenial - Knowledgebase Question

mahopac, Ne
Question by juliannalync
April 10, 2010
i have a strip of soil along a road(its mounded so water from road does not flow over into my yard) that presently has very sparse grass and is very hard to mow because of slope. i want to plant some sort of low growing perennial that i dont' have to mow and can withstand the snow that is plowed over it in winter. it is in full sun.


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Answer from NGA
April 10, 2010

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There are only a few road salt tolerant groundcovers from which to choose, but they won't need mowing and they should be okay even with snow cover and road salt:
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry), Erica spp. (Spring Heath), Iberis sempervirens (Edging Candytuft), Potentilla (Shrubby Cinquefoil), and Vaccinum and cvs. (creeping Blueberry/Cranberry). Best wishes with your landscape!

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