We need to stabilize a slope behind our house. This slope is located at the edge of a woods and receives mostly shade. Maybe 4 hours of sun/day. We would like your ideas for an evergreen groundcover that can help hold the soil and look nice too.
It would have to be able to get lots of autumn leaves on it as the trees drop their canopy. We would rather not have to remove it all, maybe just some as it is difficult for us to walk this hill. We don't want the plants to drown in leaves.
We plan to shore up some ruts with topsoil and then lay some burlap down, covered with pine needles, until we can plant the groundcovers. The one that appeals to me so far is spurge, which we see a lot in our area. Would spurge work well in this setting? I know there is a native and an exotic. Which do you like better? If you don't like that, what do you suggest instead?
Thank you for your input!