Pachysandra terminalis is the common variety (compare with
Pachysandra) and is one of the most popular groundcovers.
If you are considering purchasing this plant in bare root form,
about bare root plants
so you know what to expect.
General information about Pachysandra terminalis (Japanese Spurge):
If you were fortunate to grow up near a forest, this plant will take you back to your childhood wanderings in wonderful woodlands.
There is something so natural about this plant, gardeners find her irresistible when hoping to achieve a peaceful feeling.
Of course Pachysandra terminalis, commonly called Japanese Spurge, is also very practical given that it is self-sustaining, always attractive and
year-round, and requires no grooming or pruning.
In fact, once established, given shade and moisture, Japanese Spurge promises to eliminate the need for weeding and grass cutting.
Essentially, your lawn work stops where this plant starts.
The jade-green veined, oval leaves (1 1/2 to 4 inch) have lightly-toothed edges and serve as a small platter for clusters of
flowers that appear in the spring and early summer, and make a beautiful statement.
This plant is used extensively
under large spreading trees,
behind buildings, or in other situations too shady for grass to grow.
She will transform otherwise bare and ugly ground areas into a whimsical garden world where fairies and gnomes are sure to visit.
It is also very effective as a
plant, along paths, or as driveway edging.
One of our most popular because of its maintenance-free nature, it is often chosen for its ability to grow
just about any other soil
though its favorite is a shaded area with well-drained organically rich loam.
Once established, Japanese Spurge will
Ultimately, this is a lush, lovely groundcover that offers character and a creative atmosphere to any garden.
Things to Note
Pachysandra often takes most of the first season getting established.
Spreading will tend to be extremely slow at first and then commence in the second season following the age old adage, “First year she sleeps, second year she creeps, third year she leaps!”
While tolerant of some sun in northern zones, it needs shade in southern zones.
Pachysandra is an excellent ground cover for shady areas; overexposure to sun may cause it to turn yellow.
05/09/2018 This is the second year we have ordered plants from Classy Groundcovers. The plants are beautiful, the service was outstanding and we will be ordering from them again in the future.
05/09/2018 Many of the plants received were yellow when I opened the box, but I noticed that each pack of 50 had more than 50 bare root plants in them, and now that I have everything planted, they appear to be doing well, although it's only been three days... Read full review >
05/07/2018 I received the Pachysandra as scheduled and the plants arrived in very good condition. The plants are beautiful and healthy with full roots. I planted the pachysandra over a week ago and it appears very hardy.
04/27/2018 The plants arrived in good shaped and seem to be doing well in the ground.
04/26/2018 I have ordered the bare root and 3-1/2 inch pots and would say that if you want rapid coverage go with the 3-1/2 pots. There is not comparison and it is worth the money. Plants always arrive in great condition and survive when transplanted.