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landscape design question--what would be a good plant here?

Posted by tassal 6b (My Page) on
Sun, May 19, 13 at 15:31

Hello:

I am stuck! I cannot figure out what to plant on my berm. I recently did a massive overhaul of our front yard. We have a berm in the front and we did two rows of lovely boxwoods at the top and base of the berm. The question is...what to plant in between the two rows of boxwoods...we would like something low and if possible, evergreen. The winter was so long in New Jersey this year and I just hated to see only mulch on the berm. Our home is older--it is a 1907 Neoclassical gem in white painted bricks. We are looking for something to look well with the formality of the house. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!! ps we are in zone 6b.


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RE: landscape design question--what would be a good plant here?

I'd look at a groundcover. Cotoneaster dammeri would be hardy in your area, evergreen, flower nicely in spring and produce red berries in late fall. Low and spreading.

A very simple planting like that would suit the rather classical archietctural style of your home.


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