Will you suggest some shrubs for the rocky bank in front of our house?
Junipers are always good, both the shrubby types and the trailing types for over the rocks. The memorial rose (Rosa wichuraiana), Stephanandra incisa 'Crispa' and 'Arnold Dwarf' forsythia all root wherever their branches touch moist soil and are ideal for such situations. If vines would qualify, try the climbing hydrangea or the Virginia-creeper.How should a sloping area (15 x 3 ft.) along a driveway be planted? Fence or wall would be unsuitable. The location is sunny.
Such a place is best treated by planting the slope with some easy-to-take-care-of, low, trailing shrub or perennial. Phlox subulata, Teucrium chamaedrys, Juniperus chinensis sargentii, or Euonymus fortunei 'Colorata' would be suitable.How fast does the memorial rose grow? And how far apart should it be planted?
This is one of the best shrubs for bank planting, rooting all along its stems which can grow 4 ft. a year. A new planting should have the plants spaced about 4 ft. apart.