Plant Recommendations

Ground cover for windy and shady area

Zone Dublin | shakeshaftj added on April 11, 2015 | Answered

I have a very windy area where I just can't seem to grow any ground cover. I've tried periwinkles and ornamental grass (both long and short types) with no success. I have 3 birch trees which have survived, so it seems to me that only on ground level nothing survives. Please help. I've even been feeding tomato feed to boost nutrient supply.

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Answered on April 11, 2015

Here is an article that I think will help you that outlines plants that will do well in both shade and wind, especially for those living on a coast, as I imagine you are. If any of the plants pique your interest, just make sure they are for your plant hardiness zone which, for dublin, is zone 9a.

Here is an extension website that has a comprehensive table of ground covers, you will want to scroll down to the bottom for "selected ground covers for part to deep shade":

For more suggestions on ground covers for shade:

For more suggestions on wind-resistant plants:

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