Creeping raspberry is quick to grow providing a very dense and weed-suppressing ground cover. It is easy to contain and is perfect for hot and dry slopes where the soil moisture fluctuates from wet to dry. It is a safe alternative to invasive English ivy. As the name implies, creeping raspberry creeps along the ground by forming runners - much like strawberries - which root at their nodes and establish new colonies. Although it is aggressive, creeping raspberry is not invasive. The fruits are tasty and edible but are tiny. Spreads 3 to 6 feet in all directions.