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Q.Choosing Plants For A Slope

Zone 49445 | kababer@varnumlaw.com added on April 2, 2020 | Answered

We have a steep sloped yard that we’ve recently semi-terraced with boulders (photo attached). I’d like a relatively monotone green and white look. So far, I plan to plant a bunch of Incrediball hydrangea, boxwood, and Iceberg rose shrubs. I’m also thinking of selecting a green or green-and-white variegated grass, a dwarf evergreen tree or two, and maybe some burning bush for some bright fall color. My question: There is a strip of non-terraced ground underneath the trees (Cherry and birch) on the right. I’d like to plant a hedge of shrubs that both matches my green/white design, will do well on a slope like that, and will crowd out weeds. Any suggestions? Zone 6A, sandy soil, with overhead sprinkling. Any other ideas for the project are welcome! Thanks.

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