WHAT: The indestructible, evergreen ground cover, known as creeping Taiwan bramble or rubus pentalobus, works well in commercial landscapes and in smaller gardens, especially under groves of birches or other groupings of trees.
Three- to five-lobed leaves, heavily textured, are emerald green on top and gray underneath.
WHY PLANT IT: Once established, this low ground cover is almost impervious to weeds. And, yet, it is not overly vigorous.
WHERE: It is drought-tolerant and grows well in full sun to part shade.
HOW: It spreads quickly and may need to be cut back if it outgrows its allotted garden space.
White flowers are produced sporadically in early summer, followed by golden fruits.
Though the fruits are edible, their flavor makes them better fit for wildlife than gardeners.
ACTUAL SIZE: Each plant can reach 10 inches high and 4- to 6-feet wide.
LEARN MORE: See www.greatplant picks.org.
Source: Great Plant Picks