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Pachysandra terminalis (Japanese spurge)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pachysandra terminalis

Other names

Japanese spurge

Genus

Pachysandra Pachysandra

Species

P. terminalis - P. terminalis is a low-growing, evergreen sub-shrub forming rosettes of glossy, dark green leaves with serrated edges and upright clusters of tiny, white flowers in early summer. It is useful for growing under trees.


Pachysandra terminalis is: Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Pachysandra terminalis (Japanese spurge) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in any soil, except very dry, in full or partial shade. This creeping plant can be invasive in moist soils.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Pachysandra terminalis

Other names

Japanese spurge

Genus

Pachysandra Pachysandra

Species

P. terminalis - P. terminalis is a low-growing, evergreen sub-shrub forming rosettes of glossy, dark green leaves with serrated edges and upright clusters of tiny, white flowers in early summer. It is useful for growing under trees.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pachysandra terminalis (Japanese spurge) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in any soil, except very dry, in full or partial shade. This creeping plant can be invasive in moist soils.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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