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botanical name:
Pachysandra procumbens
Pachysandra procumbens © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Allegheny Spurge
family:  Buxaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.25m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: All Year
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Evergreen suckering shrublet. Whorls of satiny, broad, oval leaves with blunt terminal lobes. New foliage is bright sea green mottled with paler blotches, becoming deep green in summer. Cold frosty weather causes foliage to take on purplish tinting with silvery mottling. White flowers in early spring.

Moist, well drained, humus-rich soil in full or part shade. Very cold hardy.

By division in spring or softwood cuttings in early summer.

other notes:
Native to the Eastern USA.

pronounced: pak-ih-SAN-druh pro-KUM-benz
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