Green Carpet Pachysandra
February: Green Carpet Pachysandra
Characteristics & Cultural Requirements
Height/Spread: 6-8” tall by 12-18” wide
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Exposure: Full shade to part shade
Soil: Moist/well-drained soil
Pachysandra, also commonly known as Japanese Spurge is a widely used, timeless groundcover that is suited to many landscape themes. A dense, evergreen groundcover, Pachysandra thrives in shady or dappled shade sites where given time it will carpet the ground transforming a tired site to a lush one. We highly recommend considering this groundcover as an alternative to turf or mulch in those tough to grow shady locations. Once established you won’t have to fight this durable plant to stay alive as you would turf grasses and you won’t be constantly replenishing mulch. As an added bonus Pachysandra becomes covered in fragrant, white bottlebrush flowers in April.
Any shady locations a dense groundcover is desired, as a turf alternative, along sloped areas, and under trees.