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Pachysandra procumbens

Allegheny spurge (Pachysandra procumbens) pak-ih-SAN-drah pro-KUM-benz Genus:  Pachysandra This clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial has long prostrate stems and pewter-green foliage. Fragrant, bottlebrush-like white flowers are borne on 2- to 4-inch-long spikes in spring, as the foliage appears. Noteworthy Characteristics:  This native of the eastern U.S. is useful as a groundcover in a shrub border or massed in the woodland garden. Care:  Grow in any soil, except very dry. Propagation:  Divide in spring. Root softwood cuttings in early summer. Problems:  Leaf spot, dieback, and stem rot. May be damaged by slugs and snails.


Height 6 in. to 12 in. Growth Habit Spreads Light Part Shade to Full Shade Moisture Adaptable Maintenance Low Characteristics Fragrant Flowers, Native, Showy Foliage Bloom Time Spring Flower Color White Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers Style Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Perennials

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