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Ground Cover and Erosion Control Plants

Gardening in Tucson, Phoenix

Arizona and California

Ground Cover and Erosion Control Plants

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ORNAMENTALS
Grasses
Ground Cover
Perennials
Shrubs
Trees
Vines

SPECIALTY GARDENS
Butterfly Garden
Erosion Control
Hummingbird Garden
Long-Blooming
Winter-Blooming

FOOD PLANTS
Fruit and Berries
Herbs
Peppers, Chilies
Strawberries
Tomatoes

GARDENING TIPS
Dealing with Critters
Digging Holes for Plants
Fruit: Selection, Cultivation
Garden Bed: Sterilizing
Landscaping Tips
Microclimates
Mulching
Plant Placement
Selecting Plants
Soil Preparation
USDA Hardiness Zones
Trees: Planting, Watering
Vegetable Sched Zone 8b
Vegetable Sched Zone 9b
Watering Shrubs, Perennials

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Ground Cover

Fallugia paradoxa

Acalypha monostachya: Round Copperleaf / Raspberry Fuzzies
Round to heart-shaped, green to gray-green leaves. Tiny, fuzzy, red to pink flowers.

Calylophus hartwegii: Hartweg's Sundrops / Fendler's Sundrops
Bright yellow flowers.

Dalea capitata: Lemon Dalea
Bright yellow, clustered flowers.

Glandularia pulchella: South American Mock Vervain / Moss Verbena
Pink, purple or white flowers in rounded clusters. Aromatic, lacey green leaves.

Oenothera speciosa: Pinkladies / Mexican Evening Primrose
White to pink fragrant flowers.

Thymophylla pentachaeta: Fiveneedle Pricklyleaf / Golden Dyssodia
Yellow daisy-like flowers in abundance. Lacy green leaves.


Ground Cover and Erosion Control

Aptenia cordifolia: Heartleaf Ice Plant / Hearts and Flowers
Succulent leaves and small red flowers.

Buchloe dactyloides: Buffalo Grass

Carissa macrocarpa: Natal Plum
Evergreen leaves, edible red fruit.

Cephalophyllum alstonii: 'Red Spike' Ice Plant
A succulent with red flowers.

Cynodon dactylon: Bermuda Grass

Epilobium canum: Hummingbird Trumpet
Reddish-orange flowers in clusters.

Lobelia laxiflora: Sierra Madre Lobelia
Orange-red tubular flowers with yellow throats.

Lonicera japonica: Japanese Honeysuckle / Hall's Honeysuckle
Fragrant white flowers, aging to light yellow.

Macfadyena unguis-cati: Catclawvine
A vine with large yellow flowers capable of covering a wide area.

Malephora luteola: Yellow Trailing Ice Plant / Rocky Point Ice Plant
Yellow flowers, succulent leaves and stems.

Fallugia paradoxa
Fallugia paradoxa: Apache Plume

Rosa banksiae: Lady Banks' Rose
A vine-like shrub. Large clusters of medium-small white or yellow flowers with slight fragrance.

Thymus species: Thyme
A low growing, aromatic shrub that doubles as a culinary herb.

Verbena rigida: Tuberous Vervain / Sandpaper Verbena
Vivid purple flower clusters.

Zinnia grandiflora: Rocky Mountain Zinnia
Yellow flowers with orange eyes.


Larger Plants for Erosion Control

Acacia angustissima: Prairie Acacia
White puff-ball flowers.

Atriplex canescens: Fourwing Saltbush
A wildlife plant.

Calliandra eriophylla: Fairyduster
Pink, powder-puff flowers.

Dodonaea viscosa: Florida Hop Bush
Papery, winged seed capsules.

Fallugia paradoxa: Apache Plume
White flowers with yellow centers. Feathery, pink, seed head plumes.

Opuntia genus: Prickly Pear Cactus
Large red and yellow flowers. Wide pads and shallow roots for erosion control on banks and slopes.

Rhus trilobata: Skunkbush Sumac / Three Leaf Sumac
Red berries attract wildlife. Branches used for baskets and wreaths.


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