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Green Sheen Japanese Spurge

Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Sheen'

Pronunciation: pak-ih-SAN-druh ter-mih-NAH-liss
SKU #06335
4-8

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OVERVIEW
Description An excellent deer resistant groundcover for small shady areas. This improved selection has attractive evergreen stems with extra-glossy, bright green leaves. Tiny white flowers begin to appear in the spring. Spreads to form a dense carpet. Perfect for mass plantings under large trees in a shade to dappled sunlight setting.
Light Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Spring and Early Summer
Mature Size Reaches 6 to 10 in. tall, spreading slowly by underground stems.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Repeat Flowering
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Ground Cover
Design Ideas This has long been the most reliable cool-season groundcover for shade. Perfect for planting under the canopies of older trees, where little else grows. A lifesaver on the north sides of walls or north-facing slopes, and between tall multistory buildings. Works very nicely in the front of shaded borders or as filler between larger shrubs. Dense enough to keep down weeds, it is a great solution for dark parts of the garden, where other herbaceous plants fear to tread.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Brunnera (Brunnera); Hosta (Hosta); Carpet Bugle (Ajuga); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Periwinkle (Vinca); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra);
CARE
Care Thrives in rich, moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Prefers cool, shaded settings. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, prefers evenly moist soil, but tolerates light dry spells. Space 2 to 3 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.

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