Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'
Japanese spurge 'Green Carpet'
An evergreen sub-shrub forming a mat to 15cm in height, of glossy dark green, coarsely toothed obovate leaves to 7cm in length, with erect spikes of small white flowers in early summer
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full shade
- Partial shade
East–facing or South–facing or North–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Pachysandra are mat-forming evergreen perennials or subshrubs with creeping stems and short upright branches bearing leathery leaves clustered at the tips, and erect spikes of small flowers, the males with prominent white stamens
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in all but very dry soils in full or partial shade
Propagate by softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Ground cover
- Underplanting of roses and shrubs
- Banks and slopes
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