Without a doubt, gardening on an exposed slope can be an absolute nightmare. It seems almost impossible to establish any plantings. Heavy rains flow like a river, carrying away any topsoil not held down by roots. In times of drought, the soil is bone-dry and inhospitable to desirable plants trying to make headway, while weeds seem to grow bigger and better. But there are some plants that can be grown to tackle challenging slopes.
- Dwarf forsythia.
- Golden St. John’s wort.
- Cutleaf stephanandra.
- ‘Texas Scarlet’ flowering quince.
- Chenault coralberry.
- ‘Gro-low’ sumac.
- ‘Sixteen Candles’ summersweet.
Read how to handle and care for these plants at finegardening.com.