Ground Cover

ASPIDISTRA ELIATOR/ Cast Iron Plant

 ASPIDISTRA ELLIATOR/ Cast Iron Plant

ASPIDISTRA ELLIATOR/ Cast Iron Plant

 

 

Habit/Description:  This very hardy perennial is a favorite for containers or deep shady corners in the landscape. Tall evergreen fronds, easy care. Broad dark green leaves.

Size at Maturity: 2-3' tall x 2' wide

Flower:  Inconspicuous

Special Interest:  Many great attributes to this great perennial: Drought tolerant, evergreen, shade tolerant, and provides a large texture to the landscape. Great when used under trees, foundations and mixed borders.

Care Information: Easy to grow , however needs regular watering. Requires full shade for best growing conditions. Protect from harsh winds. Clean out old leaves as necessary.

Creeping Jenny

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/Description:

Amazing little ground cover with bright chartreuse foliage. Has brightest yellow color in full sun to muted green in part shade. 

Size at Maturity:

Very fast growing to 2-4" tall and spreading to 1-2' wide.

Flower:

Insignificant.

Special Interest:

Wonderful, easy-care, cascading ground cover with very bright yellow foliage. Perfect as a ground cover, in masses, borders and in containers as a filler. Roots extremely easily from cuttings. Can die during harsh winters.

Care Information:

Easily grown in average to rich, evenly moist soil; tolerates damp or moist places but not standing water. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun exposures in hot summer areas. For a tidy appearance, remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.

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‘Tom Thumb’ Cotoneaster

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/Description:

Compact little evergreen shrub or groundcover. Semi-evergreen. Dark green leaves. Full sun.

Size at Maturity:

Moderate grower to 1-2' tall and spreads up to 5' wide.

Flower:

Little white flower in summer.

Special Interest:

The best feature of this plant is the bright red berries in the fall and persisting until winter. Best used as a barrier, border, ground cover, erosion control, espalier, firescaping, hedge, mass planting, rock and wildlife gardens. 

Care Information:

Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions, but does not do well in hot, humid climates. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer in early spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.Pruning time: summer after flowering.

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