View Full Version : Vine to cover hillside?

07-06-2009, 01:16 PM

We have a hill at the back of our property, which is 70' long and from top to bottom of the hill it is 18'. The hill side is difficult to weedwack or mow. I wanted to put rug junipers on the hillside, but at $15 to $35 per plant, this would cost a small fortune. I have Virginia creeper starting to grow from the bottom up on a hillside. Can this be used as ground cover? Can the vines be transplanted? Thanks


07-06-2009, 01:44 PM
Look up Crown Vetch for an inexpensive groung cover.

07-06-2009, 05:11 PM
Not sure if it will work there, but we use Jasmine here to cover areas like that.

07-06-2009, 09:28 PM
Virginia creeper will work fine. Start new ones from cuttings. Or just grab a hunk of root and stem. 3 inches of root and 3 inches of stem is the right ratio. You cannot transplant long vines with short roots. Also honeysuckle. Sweet pea. Crown vetch. In shade you have to use shade ground covers--myrtle, ivy, eyonymous, ferns, ajuga, wild ginger...