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I am in need of a little advice, I am looking for a good trailing perennial evergreen. I am wanted something to flow down a set of steps at a hight of about 5 feet.
Flowers would be a plus, and white flowers would be even better,I am looking for something with good coverage and plenty of foliage for year round greenery.
Chris, are you talking about a shrub or rambling climber?
I think I'd go for an evergreen clematis. This one is beautiful http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-avalanche.html and would would trail down the steps quite happily - the only pruning it needs is to keep in tidy and within bounds.
Or this one http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-fragrant-oberon.html - not as dramatic, but beautifully scented
could I interlace Ivy in the same display to ensure think coverage? I would be growing in pots.
Have you scrolled down and looked at the pictures of clematis Avalanche? Don't think they come much thicker than that!
I wouldn't plant ivy in with another climber - it'll grow all over it, cut the light off from it and take over totally.
If you want ivy put some in another pot but keep it from growing over the other trailing plants!
I have a vinca that marches all over the place ! The flowers are pale blue/white. The plant remains green all winter, and seems to flower almost continuously. It would be quite happy to be interplanted with any variegated ivy. Vinca is very sturdy, and there are many varieties - it is also tough, and just needs a rough "haircut" from time to time. It may be worth checking the different varieties to see if one would suit your situation.