Asiastic Jasmine – Invasive?

Q: We are trying to determine if Asiatic jasmine would be a suitable ground cover for the area between the trees that line our streets. It’s too shady and dry for grass. Is Asiatic jasmine deer-resistant?

A: If left untended, Asiatic jasmine can be aggressive but I don’t find it as invasive as English ivy. If the “hell strip” between street and curb is edged regularly and trimmed low once a year to remove twiggy top growth, this could be an attractive groundcover for you. Asiatic jasmine is reputed to be deer resistant.