native groundcover-japanese pachysandra vs. allegheny spurge
I need groundcover for shade. I prefer to go native, but need something deer resistant (I had chosen wintergreen,but my deer would decimate it). I read that native pachysandra is not atractive at all to deer-and that they almost detest it.
So, I was in a nursery yesterday and they had flats of generic "pachysandra" for very cheap. It wasn't glossy like Japanese pachysandra. I wondered if I could have found some native! (Its hard to find in my area). This isn't the kidn of place that would have any clue what I was talking about if I asked.
My question is, does all alien pachysandra have those glossy, waxy leaves???? I 'v tried to do a leave ID online, and its not totally obvious. I'd love to score a flat or two, but am not really keen on gwowing japanese spurge.