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Pachysandra

Pachysandra Terminalis

Japanese Pachysandra is one of our favorite evergreen groundcovers because of the aesthetic and functional benefits it brings to a landscape. If you have shady areas in your garden where grass or other plants struggle to grow, the Pachysandra is an excellent option. Pachysandra can also be used to prevent erosion on shaded hillsides, and is so low maintenance, you won’t have to fuss over it at all!

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Pachysandra Terminalis for Sale Online

Pachysandra terminalis is a favorite evergreen ground cover that grows well in garden areas where little else will grow, such as under trees, shady areas, and locations with poor quality or highly acidic soil. It grows 6 to 8 inches high (sometimes even 10 inches) and spreads by underground rhizomes that form a dense carpet of rich, dark green foliage. 

In the spring, tiny white, fragrant flower spikes appear above the dark green leaves. Although the flowers are not super showy, they are a welcome signal that warmer weather is arriving.

Pachysandra is dense and evergreen ground cover. Its showy flowers are a nice contrast to the dark green foliage. Pachysandra works well to keep down weeds due to its dense growth habit. Japanese Pachysandra grows well in shaded or part-sun garden areas where other plants or grass may struggle.

This low-maintenance ground cover can also help to prevent soil erosion. Pachysandra makes an excellent planting partner under taller trees in any landscape. Gardeners can also use Pachysandra to avoid damage to the trunks of trees by creating a "no mow" zone between the tree and lawn equipment.


Growzone: 4-8 Pachysandra Hardiness Zones 4-8
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Mature Height: 6-10 inches
Mature Width: 1 to 1.5 feet
Sunlight: Part shade to shade
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Selling Points: Deer Resistant evergreen groundcover

How to Care for Pachysandra

After you buy Pachysandra online from Garden Goods Direct, follow the planting and care instructions below for the best outcome:

HOW TO WATER PACHYSANDRA TERMINALIS

HOW TO WATER PACHYSANDRA TERMINALIS

Properly watering pachysandra is crucial for its health and vitality. To ensure optimal growth, water deeply and consistently, especially during periods of drought or high temperatures. It's essential to provide enough moisture to penetrate the soil and reach the root zone. Watering in the morning allows the foliage to dry during the day, reducing the risk of fungal diseases. Avoid overhead watering, as it can lead to leaf spot and other foliage issues. Instead, use a soaker hose or drip irrigation system to deliver water directly to the base of the plants. Monitor soil moisture levels regularly and adjust watering frequency as needed based on weather conditions and soil type. By following these watering guidelines, you can help your pachysandra thrive and maintain its vibrant green foliage year-round.

HOW TO PLANT PACHYSANDRA TERMINALIS

HOW TO PLANT PACHYSANDRA TERMINALIS

To successfully plant pachysandra, begin by selecting a shaded or partially shaded area with well-draining soil. Prepare the soil by removing any weeds and debris, then amend it with organic matter such as compost to improve fertility and texture. Dig holes spaced about 6 to 12 inches apart, depending on your desired density. Ensure each planting hole is slightly larger than the root ball of the pachysandra plant. Gently remove the plant from its container, loosening the roots if they're tightly bound. Place the plant in the hole, making sure it sits at the same depth as it was in the container. Backfill the hole with soil, pressing gently to eliminate air pockets. Water thoroughly to settle the soil and provide moisture to the roots. Mulch around the plants to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Water regularly, especially during dry periods, to establish a strong root system.

HOW TO FERTILIZE PACHYSANDRA TERMINALIS

HOW TO FERTILIZE PACHYSANDRA TERMINALIS

Properly fertilizing pachysandra is essential for promoting healthy growth and vibrant foliage. Start by selecting a balanced, slow-release fertilizer specifically formulated for shade-loving plants. Apply the fertilizer in early spring before new growth begins, following the manufacturer's instructions for dosage and application. Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to excessive foliage growth at the expense of root development. Distribute the fertilizer evenly around the base of the plants, keeping it away from the stems to prevent burning. Water the area thoroughly after fertilizing to help the nutrients penetrate the soil and reach the roots. Repeat the fertilization process once or twice more during the growing season, spacing applications at least six weeks apart. By fertilizing pachysandra properly, you can support its vigorous growth and lush appearance for a beautiful landscape display.

SUN EXPOSURE FOR PACHYSANDRA TERMINALIS

SUN EXPOSURE FOR PACHYSANDRA TERMINALIS

Selecting the best location for pachysandra is crucial for its success in the landscape. Choose a site that receives partial to full shade, as pachysandra thrives in these conditions. Ensure the area has well-draining soil to prevent waterlogging, as pachysandra prefers moist but not waterlogged soil. Consider areas with consistent moisture, under trees with dense foliage that provide natural shade and help retain moisture is idea. Avoid planting in areas with heavy foot traffic or where soil compaction is likely, as pachysandra prefers undisturbed soil. By choosing a suitable location with the right light and soil conditions, you can create an ideal environment for pachysandra to flourish and provide lush ground cover in your landscape.


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