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'Low Growing Ground Cover Plants'

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Creeping Thyme

Aromatic Thyme is one of the most useful kitchen herbs and this evergreen creeping variety will grow almost anywhere whether containers, rock gardens or cracks between paving. Ideal for creating a low carpet of ground cover, it also attracts…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Juniperus chinensis 'Expansa Variegata'

Much like the ocean, this Chinese Juniper is a vast and constant expanse: its needle-like foliage is evergreen and its dense, low-growing habit allows extensive ground cover in borders and rockeries. The shrub's needles resemble a wave, for their blue…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Caragana pygmaea

Caragana pygmaea is spiny and low growing, and makes a superb intruder-proof ground cover or low hedge. Small, rounded leaves cover its stems, providing an attractive, fine texture in the garden. Yellow, pea-like flowers dangle…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Potentilla fruticosa 'White Lady'

This Shrubby Cinquefoil, 'White Lady' is tough and simple to grow. This Potentilla fruticosa has pretty white blooms with a flowering period that stretches from May right through to September. Potentilla fruticosa 'White Lady' is a tough shrub that can tolerate…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Juniperus communis 'Green Carpet'

An impressive spreading conifer which has earnt itself a prestigious RHS AGM. Juniperus communis 'Green Carpet' is a slow-growing evergreen shrub with aromatic needle-like leaves which give it a lovely feathery appearance. A brilliant shrub for evergreen ground  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Lonicera pileata

Avoid fatal box blight with our Box-Leaved Honeysuckle. These delightful evergreen plants are resistant to drought. They are fast-growing, hardy perennials. The leaves of the Box-leaved Honeysuckle are glossy and low-spreading, making them perfect for ground<…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Cream
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Vinca major

A fantastic evergreen ground cover plant, Vinca major produces trailing stems clothed in glossy green leaves. From mid-spring through to autumn, pretty star-shaped, blue-lilac flowers decorate the plant on upright stems. Tolerating even heavy…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'

A real winner for shady corners of the garden, Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' is a robust, evergreen ground-cover plant producing a dense covering of glossy, toothed leaves. In early summer, upright spikes of small white flowers emerge above the sea…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Rose 'The Fairy' (Polyantha)

Rose 'The Fairy' is a well-known and trouble-free Polyantha variety, with an RHS AGM. It bears abundant sprays of small but fully double, pale-pink, scentless blooms. Later flowering than many varieties, 'The Fairy' flowers freely from late summer right through to…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Osteospermum Collection (Hardy)

Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermums will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions, yet remain some of longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from these easy to grow, sun…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Chaenomeles x superba 'Jet Trail'

Starting in early spring with a gorgeous display of flowers on bare stems, followed by glossy leaves, and later by round aromatic golden-yellow fruits in autumn, the Flowering Quince is a good choice for interest through the year. Chaenomeles x superba 'Jet Trail' has…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Arabis caucasica 'Snowcap'

Hundreds of pure white, sweetly scented flowers smother this dainty alpine perennial in spring. Arabis caucasica 'Snowcap' forms tidy cushions of evergreen, grey-green foliage and its spreading habit makes it perfect for rock gardens, wall crevices, patio containers or…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Potentilla fruticosa 'Pretty Polly'




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Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue Waterfall'

A new twist on a much-loved garden favourite, 'Buzz'® is the world's first patio buddleja! These attractive, compact plants are loved by bees and butterflies, but won't take over your garden. Buddleja '® Ivory' is easy to grow and problem-free with a super…  More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Cotoneaster adpressus 'Little Gem'

Cotoneaster 'Little Gem' is a low growing, deciduous shrub with a charming spreading habit, forming a neat mound of green foliage. With small, dense leaves turning to shades of red and purple come autumn. Tiny white flowers in summer are followed by an…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll' has spreading stems of glossy, evergreen foliage that make a useful, weed-beating ground cover. Flowering relentlessly from spring to autumn, the pure white blooms of this lovely Lesser Periwinkle will brighten even the…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Berberis darwinii 'Nana'

Banish all thoughts of greying perms and lacklustre knitting patterns, because this 'Nana' is far from drab. The evergreen Barberry plant is fast-growing and low-maintenance, providing excellent ground cover or making a durable, low hedge.…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Orange
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Prunus laurocerasus 'Mount Vernon'

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip'

Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip' is ideal for any garden, thanks to its versatility and easy to grow nature. The fine, silvery-blue foliage has the powerful aroma common to Junipers, whilst the branch tips change to a bronze-purple shade during winter, adding…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Euonymus fortunei 'Harlequin'

A dwarf evergreen Spindle bush, Euonymus fortunei 'Harlequin', produces young white shoots that turn to variegated silver and green leaves. In the winter the foliage turns to shades of reddish pink. This plant has a vigourous spreading habit, ideal for…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Green
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Hypericum x moserianum 'Tricolor'

Hypericum x moserianum 'Tricolor' is a particularly low-growing variety of St. John's Wort, making for excellent, colourful ground cover. The hardy shrub's semi-evergreen foliage is easy to grow and requires little maintenance, even in poor…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Spiraea thunbergii

Spiraea thunbergii produces sweeping branches bedecked with pretty white flowers. This semi-evergreen shrub produces cup-shaped flowers which attract pollinating insects ? perfect for the wildflower garden. With its low-spreading habit, Spiraea Thunbergii makes a great …  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Juniperus sabina 'Rockery Gem'

Juniperus sabina 'Rockery Gem' or Savin Juniper is a superb conifer for rockeries and gravel gardens. It is low growing and extremely low maintenance, making it a fantastic choice for gardens that aim to be well planted and cared for, without…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Iberis gibraltarica

For gardens with poor soil or in exposed coastal locations, Iberis gibraltarica, also known as 'Candytuft' is a nice option. It is native to North Africa and the only place in Europe where it grows wild is the Upper Rock Nature Reserve in Gibraltar, which…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Lilac
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Vinca minor

If you are looking for a plant that will bloom all summer long, then look no further than Lesser Periwinkle. One of the most resilient plants that you can buy, this vigorous, low grow shrub will grow happily in nearly any garden…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Microbiota decussata

For excellent ground cover the Microbiota decussata is quick and easy, and its prostrate habit of low growing means it will cover difficult areas fast. It can cover sloping ground, banks and borders, and needs zero…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Potentilla fruticosa 'Pink Beauty'

A versatile shrub that will be at home in sunny borders, rockeries, wildlife gardens or as a compact low hedge, 'Pink Beauty' Shrubby Cinquefoil earns it's keep admirably. If you plant a group of them together they will form tough, resilient ground  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Juniperus sabina 'Tamariscifolia'

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Juniperus squamata 'Blue Carpet'

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Mazus reptans

Fill gaps in borders with this outstanding creeping ground cover plant. Only 5cm (2in) tall, but quickly spreading - each plant will spread to cover 30cm (1ft) square - mazus reptans is hardy and hardwearing. Plant it between…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mauve
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Juniperus rigida subsp. conferta 'Schlager'

Juniperus rigida subsp. conferta 'Schlager' features low spreading branches that are covered in needle-like, silvery blue foliage, creating excellent evergreen ground cover. Combine this eye-catching Shore Juniper with plants of a…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Juniperus horizontalis 'Andorra Compact'

Juniperus horizontalis 'Andorra Compact' is the perfect choice for providing evergreen ground cover in your garden, as well as adding interest and colour all year round. The thick grey-green foliage of this low growing Creeping Juniper…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila

This low, spreading hardy perennial is perfect for alpine troughs, creeping through rockeries, and dangling over low walls. Small, fleshy, green-blue foliage forms a dense mat of ground cover that is topped by panicles of rosy pink, starry…  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue'

Perfect for a rockery or the front of a sunny border, Lithodora 'Heavenly Blue' is a mass of pretty star-shaped royal blue flowers throughout late spring and summer. It is low growing with evergreen foliage and soon spreads to cover a wide area. It…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Juniperus rigida subsp. conferta 'Blue Pacific'

Juniperus rigida subsp. conferta 'Blue Pacific' is the perfect choice for busy gardeners as it requires minimal maintenance once established and accepts a broad range of growing conditions. This low growing conifer has a prostrate habit and…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum (Hardy)

Hardy cape daisies are plants with attitude; they survive drought and neglect and soldier on to form a pretty mat of impenetrable ground cover, which easily suppresses weeds. And after all this there's still enough energy to flower heavily from June…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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