The best general groundcovers for North Coast California

Listed here are low-growing, neatly attractive but unassuming groundcovers, which are used where grass is difficult to maintain, beneath shrubs, on gentle slopes, etc. On the North Coast where climate varies considerably by altitude and distance from the ocean, not all of the recommendations will be hardy over the entire area. In arid regions, it is assumed that water is available for the plants suggested.

Recommendations

See also Groundcovers for slopes

See also Groundcovers for slopes

WARNING: Because some groundcover plants are aggressive, some of them, under good growing conditions, can become seriously invasive. Glyphosate (Roundup) can come to your rescue if things get out of hand.