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We live in West Jordan in an area with very clay soil. We would like to plant some low-lying evergreen shrubs in a narrow strip between our RV pad and a short vinyl fence. Do you have any plant recommendations that will work in our soil and don't require a lot of maintenence?
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Probably the toughest, most tolerant evergreen groundcover for such a site is juniper. One thing to watch out for is salt damage - avoid planting where de-icing salts will affect them.
Here are some of the more popular groundcover junipers:
Bar Harbor - stays very low, no taller than one foot and usually shorter. Blue-green in summer and purplish in winter.
Blue Chip - blue color in summer, tipped with purple in winter. Grows up to 10 inches tall and spreads wide.
Blue Mat - even shorter, reaching only 6 inches tall. Grows and spreads more slowly.
Emerald Spreader - very green, reaching only 7 inches tall. Doesn't spread evenly but will always be mounded taller in the center of the plant. Feathery texture.
Jade Spreader - green, low, growing into a dense mat. Turns dark purplish brown in winter.
Blue Rug - very flat form, silver-blue foliage tinged with purple in winter. Fairly fast growing.
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