Long-lived, Low Water Groundcovers

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    Richard Joaquin
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    Any recommendations for a groundcover, with proven success, for the California East Bay Area (Temps range from 90+ to 20ish fahrenheit)? Looking for something long-lived, low-water, evergreen and staying around 12″ in height… problems with most groundcovers in this threshold prove to be short-lived, turn woody or have inconsistent coverage.

    Thanks for any help!! 

    -Rich

    #153224

    Goustan BODIN
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    – can plants be shorter than 12″ (like 4-8 ?)

    – soil characteristics ?

    – shade or not ?

    – competition around (ie trees, shrubs…)

    – aesthetics ? (trimmed, shrubby, ‘natural’ etc)

    – foliage/flowers (large, small, color…)

    – maintenance frequency ?

    #153223

    toby
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    Cotoneaster ‘Lowfast’ and/or Acacia ‘Lowboy’ on a RainBird 1400 series bubbler (or similar) for mass planting and low water use.

    http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=451

    http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=

    http://www.rainbird.com/landscape/products/sprayNozzles/1400PCbubbl

    #153222

    Richard Joaquin
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    Goustan, thanks for trying to dive deeper. However, I feel like the list is pretty small for a groundcover with the given criteria. Any you can think of would be helpful, whether they are less than 12″ or shade/sun, etc. I appreciate your help.

    #153221

    Tyson Carroll
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    Salvia Bee’s Bliss

    Baccharis ‘Pigeon Point’

    Some of the Arctostaphylos species

    Mahonia repens (part sun/shade)

    Some of the low growing Zauschneria but aesthetically need to be cut down every year before spring

    The cotoneaster mentioned in this thread is also a good choice. 

    Some will depend on the characteristics of the site as asked in this thread as well. 

    #153220

    Richard Joaquin
    Participant

    Toby, thanks for your reply. Both of these are on my radar. 

    #153219

    Goustan BODIN
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    Not sure this one grows in your neck of the woods :

    Trachelospermum asiaticum

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