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Old 04-15-2018, 01:25 PM
 
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What would be a good evergreen groundcover for near vertical wall and slope?
English ivy comes to mind since they cover wall, tree with ease.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:06 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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What would be a good evergreen groundcover for near vertical wall and slope?
English ivy comes to mind since they cover wall, tree with ease.
See my post here. http://www.city-data.com/forum/51622679-post25.html

English ivy will be the death of your plans,,,with ease. Please don't plant that.
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:53 AM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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Rosemary, mahonia, barberry, gorse
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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What zone?

I live in zone 8b and I see a lot of ivy ground cover and it looks great and doesn't take over buildings or trees. Maybe it depends on the variety. I also see a lot of vinca minor. The ivy does a better job of choking out weeds.
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:53 AM
 
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What zone?

I live in zone 8b and I see a lot of ivy ground cover and it looks great and doesn't take over buildings or trees. Maybe it depends on the variety. I also see a lot of vinca minor. The ivy does a better job of choking out weeds.
Zone 7
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:21 AM
 
Location: WA
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I use Ivy and Vinca in different areas. Both will work well requiring cutting back once a year. I find the Ivy more aggressive and prefer it in some areas.
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Here's a list of hardy evergreen ground covers for zone 7:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/gar...oundcovers.htm

I would advise against juniper. It's really hard to deal with, as it's prickly to handle. It's also really hard to get rid of and is more like a shrub that takes over with roots that are nearly impossible to get rid of. I had friends in Canada who bought a house with that creeping Juniper in their front yard and they wanted to get rid of it. It was on a hill and it was going to require a major hassle with a backhoe, and then fixing the hill after using a backhoe to get it out. So, they opted to just slowly, inch by inch, fight it manually. It also catches falling leaves and looks messy and is nearly impossible to clean off, even with a leaf blower, because they catch and hold everything.
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