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Pachysandra terminalis

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Japanese Spurge

Great for groundcover

A dwarf evergreen spreading shrub, that makes very effective ground cover if planted in clumps. The leaves are dark-green with cream margins, with small white flowers on erect spikes in early summer.

Where?

Though this plant is ground-covering, it may take time to get established.

How?

Place in any poor soil, in a container or in a shady spot.

Plant in clumps to achieve good ground cover.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub, Ground cover
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Winter
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 (?) H5

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, Moist
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 Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From April to September