Evergreen groundcover part sun
Landscape pros - please help..........!
Okay - I have searched and searched and I am about to assume that what I want does not exist.
I need a:
low growing habit
In SE PA - Zone 6
I have an ilex hedgerow planted in a low berm fronting a circular drive. I want to underplant the hedge with a groundcover rather than mulch it. The mulch just washes into the driveway in a heavy rain.
One side of hedge butts up to driveway and the other side of hedge is lawn. Can't be too invasive to the lawn side, but if spread by rhizomes, I can install a steel landscape edging to block it some.
I have considered:
pachysandra - regular and green lustre - no sun say many
vinca minor - probably too much trouble with lawn and sun
stonecrops - told they don't hold up well through winter and need significant "clean up"
ice plant - same
creeping jenny - told that it is susceptible to some worm locally that will make it look like sh-t
adjuga - planted some black scallop on each end of the berm to see how it takes (concerned with spread to lawn though)
Liriope - might be too tall for underplanting
phlox - had problems with dead spots in this plant before
juniper - there is a carpet like variety I was shown that is not prone to tip blight - nice option but 'spensive ($20 per plant and I would need approx 40-50 to fill area since thay are slow growers)
Any and all help appreciated.
(Oh, did I mention deer resistant)