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Pachysandra terminalis Green Carpet

Great for groundcover

Green Carpet is a variety of Japanese Spurge, a ground covering plant with glossy green leaves and white flowers appearing atop upright stems during the Spring. It grows to around 15 inches in height but spreads easily.


Any soil type is suitable providing it's moist. It prefers full sunlight or partial shade and makes a good ground cover when planted under tree canopies.


Plant in clumps but be sure to work out where you want it to grow and where you don't. It needs controlling.

This hardy plant is perfect for covering the ground beneath taller plants or trees.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub, Ground cover
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - June
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 20 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Part shade, Full shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Banks and slopes, Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From March to September