Under fir trees
I may be a zone 8. I'm never quite sure.
I have two huge fir trees that, of course, are shady underneath. The put out debris just about all year round. I'm hoping to find an evergreen groundcover--something--for this spot. It's the parking strip under these trees.
I tried ajuga chocolate chip. That didn't work because the plants were quickly buried under needles or those light little brown things in summer. I have a little leaf blower, but I would have to use it every day all year to grow the ajuga.
I tried saxifraga London Pride. It looked good, but still the debris collected in the plant and couldn't be blown off with the blower.
I have one rhododendron in the center. That works pretty well because the debris falls through and I can use the blower to remove it.
At any rate, I'm looking for something for the rest of the area, under one foot, and evergreen. The azalea Hilda Niblett is 1' by 3'. Would that work? Or are there other ideas?