Washington: Shrubs as groundcover?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by bdz, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. bdz

    bdz New Member

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    Seattle, WA
    I have some lawn that I'd like to replace with ground cover. I'd like to have something that can hold it's own against dandelions, etc. I thought that a low growing shrub might do the trick. Is that a reasonable approach? Of course there are many kinds of shrubs, so I could use some advice on choosing one. I'm in zone 8 (Seattle). I'd like something that
    • Is evergreen
    • Can do well in direct sunlight
    • Grows/spreads fairly quickly
    I currently have kinnikinnick on some slopes. It's a beautiful plant, but it grew very slowly and in one area has been taken over by grass and dandelions. So to replace lawns (which are flat, not on slopes), I'd like something that's grows faster.


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