ground cover

Asked April 12, 2014, 5:57 PM EDT

What is best cover for North Texas for both sun and shade.

Grayson County Texas

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EVERGREEN GROUND COVERS

Sun:
Creeping Juniper, (Juniperus horizontalis cultivars), ht. 1.5', wd. 4' Gray Santolina or Lavender Cotton, (Santolina chamaecyparissus), ht. 1.5', wd. 2' Sun to Shade:
*Asiatic Jasmine, (Trachelospermum asiaticum), ht. 1.5', wd. 1' Japanese Purple Honeysuckle, (Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea'), ht. 2', wd. 2' *Liriope or Lily Turf, (Liriope muscari cultivars), ht. 1.5', wd. 1' *Purpleleaf Euonymus , [may require occasional shearing], (Euonymus fortunei 'Colorata') ht. 2', wd. 1' Partial Shade to Shade:
Ajuga or Carpet Bugle, (Ajuga reptans), ht. 4", wd. 3" *English Ivy, (Hedera helix), ht. 10", wd. 1' *Mondo Grass or Monkey Grass, (Ophiopogon japonicus), ht. 9", wd. 1' Periwinkle or Vinca, (Vinca major), ht. 1', wd. 1.5'
DECIDUOUS VINES
Sun:
*Madame Galen Trumpet Creeper or Trumpet Vine, (Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen'), ht. 25', wd. 12' Sun to Partial Shade:
Chinese Wisteria , (Wisteria sinensis), ht. 28', wd. 15' Sun to Shade:
Virginia Creeper [native], (Parthenocissus quinquefolia), ht. 25', wd. 3' Partial Shade to Shade:
*Boston Ivy, (Parthenocissus tricuspidata), ht. 20', wd. 8'
SEMI-EVERGREEN VINES
Sun:
Lady Banksia Rose, (Rosa banksiae 'Lutea') ht. 12', wd. 12' Sweet Autumn Clematis, (Clematis paniculata), ht. 15', wd. 7' Sun to Partial Shade:
*Carolina Yellow Jessamine, (Gelsemium sempervirens), ht. 15', wd. 7' Cross Vine, (Bignonia capreolata) ht. 15', wd. 5'
EVERGREEN VINES
Sun to Partial Shade:
*Trumpet or Coral Honeysuckle [native], Lonicera sempervirens), ht. 18', wd. 4' Partial Shade to Shade:
*English Ivy, (Hedera helix), ht. 35', wd. 5'