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botanical name:
Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'
Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Japanese Spurge
family:  Buxaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.20m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: All Year
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Evergreen groundcover spreading by rhizomes to create a low, dense mass of waxy, deep green foliage. Small spikes of tiny, creamy white, slightly fragrant flowers are borne in early summer. Indefinite spread.
More compact with neat, uniform growth, darker colour and reputed to be hardier than the species.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, humus-rich soil in full or part shade. Drought tolerant.

propagation:
By division in spring or softwood cuttings in early summer.

usage:
Ground cover.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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