of the fast growing ground covers are vines. One of these
is the Virginia creeper. This fast growing ground cover is
fairly intrusive, and great care must me taken to ensure that
it does not kill any other plants in the garden. The berries
grown on the fast growing ground cover are small and black,
and much loved by birds. This plant will climb anything in
its path, including trees, bushes and walls.
fast growing ground covers are more like shrubs. An example
of this is the Japanese spurge. This fast growing ground cover
spreads by using rhizomes and will form a dense carpet of
rich green foliage. This shrub like ground cover grows up
to a foot tall, and requires partial shade to full shade in
order to prosper.