Details: Pachysandra is a favorite ground cover plant in hard-to-plant areas such as under trees, or in shady areas with poor or acidic soil. Unlike other plants, pachysandra ground cover does not mind competing for its nutrients, and growing pachysandra plants is easy if you have an abundance of shade in your landscape.
Selling Points: Groundcover, hardy, evergreen, Deer resistant
Growing Zone: 4-7
Mature Height: 6-8 inches
Mature Width: Plant 6 inches on center
Sunlight: Part shade to shade
Water Requirements: water well until established
Does Not Ship To: CA, WA, OR, AZ
Pachysandra terminalis Information:
Best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Foliage tends to bleach when grown in too much sun. For use as a ground cover, plant 6-12″ apart. Spreads rapidly by underground stems to form large colonies. Avoid overhead watering and thin plants periodically to promote good air circulation, particularly if plants have experienced problems with leaf blight. Its a woody, evergreen ground cover which grows 8-12″ high and spreads by rhizomes to form a dense carpet of rich, dark green foliage. Oval leaves (2-4″ long) appear primarily in whorls at the stem ends. Tiny white flowers in 1-2″ long, terminal (hence the species name) spikes bloom in early spring. Flowers are not particularly showy, but on close inspection are quite attractive.