Japanese spurge is excellent groundcover for areas of full or partial shade.
Once established, the Cranberry is a relatively low maintenance, fruit-bearing groundcover.
Backyard gardeners enjoy cranberry as both a desirable full sun groundcover and as part of a fruit and vegetable harvest.
It is better to create a raised bed or leave that part of the yard for a shed or a low maintenance groundcover.
Some authorities suggest that 'Multiplex' should be grown surrounded by groundcover or in a mulched bed, since it does not recover easily from injury.