Slope-Stabilizing Ground Covers

These plants hold the soil of banks and slopes in place with their spreading roots and foliage. They absorb water and prevent runoff that could otherwise wash away the soil.

Common Name Botanical Name
Aaron’s-beard Hypericum calycinum
Carmel creeper Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis
Cotoneaster, low growing Cotoneaster
Creeping manzanita Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Crown vetch Coronilla varia
Daylily Hemerocallis
Dwarf coyotebrush Baccharis pilularis ‘Twin Peaks’
Dwarf rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’
Five-leaf akebia Akebia quinata
Honeysuckle Lonicera
Ivy Hedera
Japanese knotweed Polygonum cuspidatum var. compactum
Juniper, low growing Juniperus
Periwinkle Vinca
Ribbongrass Phalaris arundinacea var. picta
Rockrose Cistus
Rose, low growing Rosa
Santa Cruz pyracantha Pyracantha koidzumii ‘Santa Cruz’
Trailing lantana Lantana montevidensis
Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia