need evergreen groundcover for shade
hi--i have asked this question numerous times over the years, but everything i try doesn't seem to work. we have an easement strip between the sidewalk and the street. there is a huge basswood tree there. the grass wasn't doing well at all, plus it is a real hassle to mow (basswood roots all over the place). so i got rid of the grass, and now i need an evergreen groundcover that will work in that area. it seems to drain very well. i have already tried mother of thyme, but the basswood provides too much shade.
i thought about pachysandra. what do you all think about that? what about sweet woodruff? i need something that will provide some late fall/winter/early spring interest if at all possible.
one last caveat: we are in wisconsin, and the area will get lots of snow as the plows do their jobs. it does drain really well, though, which is surprising.
help! i can't go on with this awful looking strip for much longer. thank you! kathy