Also known as
Japanese Pachysandra, Carpet-Box, Pachysandra
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5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Japanese Spurge Overview
The RHS AGM award winning Pachysandra terminalis is perfect for carpeting bare areas of earth between deciduous shrubs or trees. With rosettes of glossy, dark green leaves with serrated edges they form dense mats of eye catching ground cover in sun or shade. In early summer upright clusters of tiny, white flowers contrast beautifully with the dark green foliage.
How to harvest Japanese Spurge
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Japanese Spurge
Divide the plant before flowering in spring.
Take softwood cuttings in summer (after the flowers)
You can propagate by removing self-rooted layers.
Special features of Japanese Spurge
Other uses of Japanese Spurge
A shade tolerant creeping low maintenance plant that is perfect for covering banks/slopes or used as under planting of shrubs in informal cottage or gravel gardens.
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