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PACHYSANDRA (Japanese spurge)
Pachysandra terminalis (pack-eh-SAND-drah term-eh-NAH-lus)

Height 6″ - 8″ groundcover Spacing 9″ - 12″

HABIT:  Low-growing evergreen groundcover, spreads by underground stems (rhizomes). Does best in highly organic soils in deep shade.
CULTURE:  Plant in well-prepared, shaded area. Needs lots of organic material, good drainage, ample water and fertilizer. Zones 4 - 7.
USES:  Groundcover for small areas in heavy shade, interesting foliage texture.
PROBLEMS:  Summer heat. Also doesn’t like our alkaline soils. Leaf blight, scale, nematodes.
NOTES:  Native to Japan. 

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