Growing Sweet Woodruff As Ground Cover

Question From: B. Lax - Los Angeles, California, United States
Q: I would like to use Sweet Woodruff as a ground cover and am concerned that the soil is not deep enough. There are a great deal of tree roots to be dealt with from a mature Liquid Amber tree.

A: I grow sweet woodruff as a ground cover at the edge of a forest here in Michigan Zone 5. If I water it a bit in dry weather it does well. But it is said to be hardy only to 8b and you are in zone 10. It prefers cooler weather and more moisture. If it is not sold in garden centers and nurseries in your area, that's a good clue it will not thrive there. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy