Ecological Restoration Specialists

Groundcovers for sun

Native groundcovers for full sun can be used to fill in around other plantings or used as lawn alternatives.

Coastal strawberryKinnikinnik

Coastal strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis)

•Sandy soils
•Fast growing ground-cover
•Semi-evergreen
•Spreads rapidly by runners
•Easy to establish
•Sun or part shade
•Edible fruit

Kinnikinnik (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

•Rocky soil, well drained sites
•Slow growing ground-cover
•Evergreen
•Attracts hummingbirds
•Spreads by runners
•Sun and shade tolerant
•Dislikes rich soil
Sedums 

Stonecrop (Sedum species)

•Rocky outcrops
•Tough spreading ground-cover
•Drought tolerant
•Evergreen
•Sun and shade tolerant
•Most species have brightly colored, persistent flowers
 

 

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