I have installed a hedge of Photinia Red Tip into a mound of earth, trying
to get the height up a little bit. The mound will erode if left
uncovered. What would be an attractive ground cover to help firm up the
soil and stop erosion that meets these criteria:
- Squirrel and rabbit resistant
- Low water requirement
- Nice root growth horizontally to keep the soil in place.
You did not need to plant it in a mound. Photinia will quickly grow
I cannot think of any ground cover that will grow close to photinia.
Photinia should have foliage all the way to the ground, creating too
much shade for any ground cover.
There might be a few temporary ground covers you might try. Without
knowing where you are (your climate), however, I cannot suggest anything.
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean, see
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