Pachysandra: Growing Guide

Evergreen shrub, usually classified among hardy peren-nials.


One of the best ground-covering plants for shady situations. It will take a year or two to cover the surface, but will then remain bushy. This valuable plant will grow even under dense trees.


If possible nutritious and rich in humus. To ensure constant growth when the plants are grown under trees it is necessary to water in summer.


Easily increased by division, but also not very difficult to grow from cuttings taken in winter.

Pachysandra terminalis: Height 20-30 cm; clusters of fairly modest off-white flowers in mid to late spring. The foliage is dark green and leathery.

There is a little known form with white-flecked leaves called ‘Variegata’, which is less robust.

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