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Common Pachysandra

Common Pachysandra

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Common Pachysandra

Part of the Japanese Spurges family. Japanese Spurges are evergreen all year and self-sustaining. Common Pachysandra is the Pachysandra that most people will have. The other varieties of Pachysandra are mutated from Common Pachysandra. This plant does very well in shaded areas and will eliminate lawn work from your busy schedule as it requires hardly any maintenance. It has fragrant white flowers that appear briefly in April and are followed by a second-story layering of fresh, spring-green leaves.

Once established, a Pachysandra planting will eliminate grass cutting and weeding. Your lawn work stops where this plant starts. This plant is used extensively under large spreading trees, back of buildings or in other situations too shady for grass to grow. It is self-sustaining and always looks good. It is an excellent ground cover for problem areas as it grows in just about any soil and is one of the few ground covers that will grow under pine trees.

Pachysandra will transform otherwise bare and ugly ground areas into attractive year-round cover. It is also very effective as a border plant along paths or driveway edgings and can be used as a lawn substitute in shaded non-traffic areas. It works very nicely in the front of shaded borders or as filler between larger shrubs. Dense enough to keep down weeds, it is a great solution for dark parts of the garden, where other plants fear to tread. It is extremely hardy, and fragrant.

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A shade lover and deer resistant

Please note that Pachysandra often takes most of the first season getting established, spreading will tend to be extremely slow the first season and will commence the second season. It tolerates some sun in northern zones, but needs shade in southern zones. Mature height 6" - 12", spacing 4" - 8".

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