Pachysandra: Growing Guide

Evergreen shrub, usually classified among hardy peren-nials.

Situation:

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.

Soil:

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.

Propagation:

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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