These are a few ideas for low growing groundcovers in you landscape design. We included shrubs only, there are also a variety of perennials and vines you could use.
Distylium ‘Vintage Jade’
‘Vintage Jade’ Dwarf Distylium 2′. The smallest of the distylium shrubs, ‘Vintage Jade’ forms a low growing, spreading mound to 4-5′ wide. ‘Vintage Jade’ Dwarf Distylium is ideal for low hedges along walkways or as a groundcover on a sunny bank and slopes. ‘Vintage Jade’ has the easy to grow characteristics of other distylium and is dense, compact and tolerates a wide range of soil conditions. Evergreen. See: Distylium.
Juniper is a sun loving, evergreen shrub or groundcover which is drought tolerant and can handle our southern heat and sun. Colors range from green to blue to gold tipped. See: Juniper.
Shade loving leucothoe or doghobble is the perfect, low maintenance ideas for a groundcover in wet areas and drainage ditches where erosion control is needed. Leucothoe can grow from 2-4′ high and 3-5′ wide. New growth is orange rust adding a bright accent to shady areas. Evergreen. Small, white bell shaped flowers.
Loropetalum, or Chinese fringe flower, is available in dwarf ground cover forms which can grow from 1-3′ tall. Loropetalum has colorful red to purple leaves for multi season interest in your landscape. Low maintenance and drought tolerant, loropetalum blooms in late winter to early spring. Evergreen. See: Loropetalum.
Mugo Pine ‘Pumilio’
Pinus mugo var. pumilio Mugo Pine ‘Pumilio‘ Dwarf mountain pine. A unique idea for a groundcover, typically matures over time to 3-5′ tall by 6-10’ wide. Slow growing, may be trimmed to keep low. Prefers a rich soil and good drainage. Evergreen.
There are a couple of low growing, evergreen spruce varieties which would preform well as ground covers in mass plantings. Spruce would add a unique touch to your landscape. See: Spruce Trees for more.