Japanese Spurge

Pachysandra terminalis

SKU
6340
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4 - 8

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Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationpak-ih-SAN-druh ter-mih-NAH-liss
Average Size at MaturitySlow grower 6 to 12 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeTiny white flower terminals in spring and summer
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureEasy Care, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Key FeatureAttractive Foliage

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 2 ft. to 3 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.

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