Pachysandra axillaris 'Windcliff'Item #5357 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
Collected by Dan Hinkley on LongShou Shan in Sichuan Province in the summer of 2006, this rarely encountered species of Pachysandra offers distinctive evergreen foliage and white flowers in early spring, repeating again in autumn. An ideal and unique ground cover, just four to six inches high, for shade or sun.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, spreading slowly by underground stems.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:pack-ee-SAND-rah ax-ILL-ar-issDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, spreading slowly by underground stems.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Early spring, and again in fall.Flower color:WhiteGarden styleAsian/ZenCompanion PlantsPeriwinkle (Vinca); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Brunnera (Brunnera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
- CareCare InformationThrives in rich, moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Prefers cool, shaded settings. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Space 2 to 3 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.