Tag Archives: Ground cover

Invasive Plant Factsheet: Japanese Pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Japanese Pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis)
Although Japanese pachysandra is widely available at conventional garden centers, it is not a good choice for woodland gardens or stream banks as it can easily escape cultivation. I
Continue reading

Posted in Invasive Plants | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Invasive Plant Factsheet: Japanese Pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis)

Invasive Plant Factsheet: Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei)
This invasive ground cover is still commercially available. Now forests are being degraded by its rapid spread as it smothers wildflowers and overtops trees. Continue reading

Posted in Invasive Plants | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Invasive Plant Factsheet: Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei)

Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’ (Fragrant Sumac)

Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’ (Fragrant Sumac) is vigorous, ground-hugging shrub that makes an excellent ground cover, suckering and filling in areas quickly. Its glossy foliage turns brilliant reds, oranges, yellows and purples in fall. Continue reading

Posted in Ground Cover, Shrub, Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’ (Fragrant Sumac)

Invasive Plant Factsheet: Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia)
Many states now list Creeping Jenny as invasive as it can spread aggressively into sensitive wetlands. It is posing a threat to national parks in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Continue reading

Posted in Invasive Plants | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Invasive Plant Factsheet: Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia)