Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Pachysandra terminalis


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Pachysandra terminalis 'Cutleaf Form' (Buxaceae)
(pa-kis-AN-dra ter-mi-NAH-lis)
Japanese Spurge

A 4-6", deep-green shiny groundcover. Multi-branched stems terminate in clusters of smooth leaves, toothed toward the apex, that radiate out into a loose covering. Most people miss the inconspicuous white flowers in late spring -- indeed, the foliage is the strength of this plant. Spreads by underground rhizomes, and can stand alone as a pleasing rich-green carpet beneath trees, or is open enough to let other shade-loving perennials pop through. Try ferns, sedges or acanthus for interesting texture combos.

Bloom color: white
Bloom period: late-spring
Height: 4-6"
Spread: 3-4'
Zones: 4-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $10
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