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Classic ground covers

Classic ground cover plants at LUBERA

If ground cover is to be easy to maintain, you should choose classic ground cover plants that are also hardy. Because they score points with their durability and lasting decorative value.

   
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Canadian St. John's Wort 'Gemo'

Hypericum kalmianum 'Gemo' forms many, yellow flowers from July to September

£9.90 *

Cutleaf Stephanandra 'Crispa'

Stephanandra incisa 'Crispa'

£26.90 *

Fragrant Sumach 'Gro-Low'

Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low' is a groundcover that loves very hot and dry locations

£14.90 *

Hairy Greenweed 'Vancouver Gold'

Genista pilosa 'Vancouver Gold' blooms in May and June in golden yellow

£16.40 *

Heather, pink flowers

Calluna vulgaris

£21.40 *

Ivy, Gold Heart English Ivy

Hedera helix 'Goldheart'

£11.90 *

Ivy, Irish Ivy 'Hibernica' (80 cm)

Hedera helix 'Hibernica' has large leaves

£7.90 *

Japanese Spirea, Little Princess Spirea

Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess'

£15.40 *

Japanese White Spirea

Spiraea japonica 'Albiflora'

£15.40 *

Lonicera nitida 'Maigrün' - Honeysuckle

An evergreen honeysuckle with wide, bushy, densely branched, compact growth and small,...

Instead of: £12.90 * From £12.40 *

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Mother of Pearl Snowberry 'Amethyst'®

Symphoricarpos doorenbosii 'Amethyst'® has pink berries

£21.40 *

Mother of Pearl Snowberry 'Arvid'

Symphoricarpos doorenbosii 'Arvid'

£21.40 *

   
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More information about classic ground cover plants

 

These offer an excellent alternative to high-maintenance green spaces with annual plants. These classics are ideal for difficult to access areas on a slope, but also for underplanting trees and grave design.

Ground-covering ornamental shrubs not only keep the weeds at bay but also have a lot to offer in terms of appearance. The open flowers of species such as St. John's wort or Spiraea exude a pleasant scent and impress later in the year with their beautifully decorative fruits. Even ivy does not have to be boring, as there are also colourful varieties, depending on one's preference. Whether flowering, evergreen or with beautiful foliage - beautify your garden with our classic ground covers! We have put together attractive varieties for you that bring structure and colour to any location.

 

Easy to care for classic ground cover - something for every location

 

At Lubera® you will find suitable plants for every area. Ideal for semi-shady to shady locations there are densely growing classic ground cover plants such as the barren strawberry and Japanese spurge. These also provide excellent "leaf-eaters" near large trees - so you don't have to collect the leaves and the soil receives additional fertilisation. For sunny places, we recommend, for example, the Canadian St. John's wort and the robust, fast-growing honeysuckle 'Maigrün', which is ideal for slopes.

 

General information

 

Woody plants as classic ground cover have many advantages. If, however, you are looking above all for tread-resistant plants, e.g. as a substitute for lawn, you are more likely to find it in the perennial world. Take a look at our wide range of ground-covering perennials!

 

Planting

 

If ground coverings are easy to care for, this also means that they grow quickly and thus quickly form a close-meshed plant carpet. It is important that you plant as densely as possible, paying attention to the variety descriptions. Autumn planting is advisable for classic ground cover plants, as they will then take root well and can really take off in the spring.

 

Ground covers are ideal for grave plantings

 

Selected ground coverings allow for permanent planting on a grave. This will make a beautiful impression for years and needs to be visited only rarely, especially for maintenance measures. In the summer, you can then prune strongly growing plants. If you want the ground cover to be easy to care for and attractive, you should choose large-leaved plants for larger grave areas and the more delicate ones for smaller ones. By combining a few colours and species, you can create a harmonious impression - even patterns can be created wonderfully.

 

Grave design under trees in rather shady areas

 

Pachysandra grows upright and reaches a height of 20 centimetres. They are ideal for graves under deciduous trees, as they overgrow their foliage. Pachysandra should be cut back now and then.

Ivy is evergreen, fast-growing and is also a very good "leaf-eater". It should also be pruned from time to time. A very beautiful, hardy variety is yellow ivy, which grows up to 0.8 metres per year. Between conifers and shrubs, it looks very good.

The barren strawberry is ideal for large graves. It has beautiful, yellow flowers and reaches a growth height of 10 centimetres. Dry soil is well tolerated. Here too, occasional pruning is necessary, as it is also a fast-growing ground cover.

 

Designing sunny locations

 

If the sun is predominant, there are many flowering ground cover plants on offer. One example is Canadian St. John's wort, which is a real eye-catcher with its bright yellow flowers from July to September. The creeping broom and Spiraea also thrive magnificently in full sun. Even the evergreen Erica carnea, loves the sun and - in contrast to other heather plants - also tolerates alkaline soils.

 

Evergreen ground cover

 

If ground covers are to provide lasting protection against weeds, it is ideal if they also bear leaves in the winter - this way the plant cover remains intact at all times. Here you will find examples of evergreen plants that can be used to design larger areas:

 

Ground cover conifers

Pachysandra

Ivy

Heather (Erica)

Foxglove

Barren strawberry

Vinca

Canadian St. John's wort

Creeper spindles

Ground cover spirea

 

Combinations

 

In general, it can be said that a closed plant cover creates a calm overall impression. For a harmonious design, you can combine several ground covers with each other. These should then basically have the same location requirements. Winter-hardy ground covers look very attractive in combination with slow-growing, medium-sized shrubs and hardy perennials. A heather ground cover is very suitable in combination with dwarf conifers, rhododendrons and ornamental grasses.

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