Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Evergreens, Ground Covers
Light Requirements: part-shade, shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: acid, neutral, rich, loam, clay, sand
Bloom Time: March, April, May
Bloom Color: white, pink
Leaf Color: green, blue-green, silver, multi-color
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: creeping, evergreen, fall interest, fragrant flowers, mat-forming, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, poisonous, rare, shade garden plant, woodland plant
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Pachysandra procumbensAlso known as:
Allegheny spurge is an evergreen groundcover. Spikes of white or pink, fragrant, bottle brush-like flowers emerge in early spring before new leaf growth appears. The toothed leaves are dark green to blue-green. In fall, the foliage becomes marbled with silver veins.
Pachysandra procumbens is native to rich woods of the South Eastern US. It is easy to grow in a variety of soil conditions. Heavy clay should be avoided. If kept moist and under filtered light, it will make a wonderful ground cover. It is more attractive and less invasive than the more commonly grown Pachysandra terminalis. Weed control is recommended during establishment. A spring bloomer: April to May. Zones 6-8
Propagate by root division in August or September. By softwood cuttings in spring, or by layering.
The foliage of Allegheny spurge can be toxic to animals. This species should be considered endangered, threatened, or vulnerable in all of its native range.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, PA, SC, TN
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: FL, IN
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