Ground Cover

Cover the ground with a beautiful carpet of foliage, thereby reducing erosion and providing a mat that inhibits weeds.

We offer a great selection of ground covers that are edible. Each is available in a 4" pot. If you order them in multiples of 18, we give a $15 discount for each 18 pack you order. It is cheaper and easier for us to send a flat of 18  four inch pots. So mix and match 18  of any of the four inch pots we offer and take $15 off for each flat you order.

Also check out lingonberries, cranberries, alpine strawberries and Maine blueberries, which are listed in their own sections but make great edible ground covers and are offered in 4" pots.

Useful Facts

Plant spacing: Space 1 foot apart to make a quick mat. It's cheaper to space them two feet apart but it will take a year or two longer to fill in.

How to Grow

Soil requirements:  Each differs however all are shallow rooted and require a well prepared bed free of weeds to get off to a good start.
Cultural requirements:  They need a rich friable soil to successfully get started. Once they have formed a mat, you can, with a shovel, remove part of the mat and extend your patch.

Fall Potted Plants

Fall Shipment works well for those of you on the West Coast.

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Fall Bulbs

Tulips and iris! Plant now and have a beautiful spring.

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Pre-order for Spring and Receive Free Bonus Plants!

All of our plants are available for shipment in the spring. Order before December 31, 2015, and pick out 20% in FREE bonus plants!

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Growing Info

We give you monthly growing tips, useful facts and information on how to use your Raintree Nursery plants!

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View or Order Our Latest Catalog

It is fun to thumb through the pages of the Raintree Nursery catalog, dog ear pages, and circle your favorite plants! We have also have it available for download as a PDF.

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Visit the Raintree Garden Center

Get fruit sooner by planting in the fall. At the Raintree Nursery Garden Center, in addition to the large selection of fall shippable potted plants, we have a good selection of too heavy to ship FRUIT TREES in plantable fiber pots. Click here to see what’s available at our garden center including the available fruit trees.

Garden Center Fall Hours: Monday-Thursday 10-4.