ground cover for tricky situation
Help master gardeners, I need an indestructable ground cover for a very tricky situation. I live on a very busy street in Chicago, between the street and the sidewalk there is a lawn that is very tricky to grow on because of several reasons: shallow roots from 2 nearby trees, salt spray on the area during winter, and poor soil from trash and cigarette butt litter. The area is partly shady with dappled sunlight.
What ground cover will fill this space quickly?? I have though of Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdoln) The invasiveness will not matter bec the area is surrounded on all sides by concrete, but I don't know if this will thrive bec of the dappled sunlight.
I want something that will take over quickly. Please help :) Is there something that will grow here??