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Narrowed By:Type: Shrubs+ Zone: 8+ Uses: Ground Covers + Moisture: Dry to Medium+ Botanical Name: D - F
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Dalea greggii Dalea greggii
(Trailing indigo bush)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Despite a soft, delicate appearance, trailing indigo bush is one of the toughest groundcovers around. The feathery, silvery green compound foliage makes the clusters of tiny, rosy purple flowers stand out at close range. The blooms, which occur most heavily in spring and summer, return sporadically the rest of the year. This plant is excellent for stabilizing soil on slopes because its stem nodes root wherever they come in contact with the ground.

Deutzia crenata var. nakaiana 'Nikko' Deutzia crenata var. nakaiana 'Nikko'
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

This compact variety performs well as a groundcover and is an excellent choice for the mixed border or rock garden. 

Euonymus fortunei 'Minimus' Euonymus fortunei 'Minimus'
(Dwarf wintercreeper)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

'Minimus' has smaller leaves than other plants of the species and a very low-growing, spreading habit. This evergreen shrub is best used as a groundcover, but it can climb as a vine if given support. It forms a dense mat of quarter-inch leaves. It may suffer winter burn in cold climates.


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