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Pachysandra Procumbens Allegheny Spurge

Shrubby, perennial ground cover for shady areas.  Grows to a height of 8-12″ and spreads by rhizome, forming a dense mat of bluish green foliage.  Young leaves are green, turning bluish-green with gray to silver mottling by fall.  Tiny, fragrant white flowers on terminal spikes in early spring, before new foliage emerges.  Fruits are not usually produced.

Native to southeastern United States, Pachysandra procumbens is low-maintenance, with medium water requirements, tolerating drought conditions once established.  deciduous in zones 5 and 6, but semi evergreen in warmer climates.  Best in acidic, organically rich, well-draining soils in part to full shade.

  • Common Name Allegheny Spurge
  • Zone Zone 5
  • Mature Size 1'H x 2'W
  • Bloom Time Early Spring
  • Plant Type Groundcovers, Perennials
  • Flower Color White