Pachysandra, Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra terminalis)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Pachysandra, Japanese Spurge
Pachysandra terminalis

Pachysandra; cultivar 'Green Carpet'
Pachysandra; cultivar 'Green Carpet'
Evergreen foliage and small white flowers in spring. 
Partial to full shade. Moist, well drained soil. Grows best in acid soils, but will tolerate neutral pH. 
  • 'Green Carpet'- more compact, with a very regular height.
  • 'Green Sheen'- very glossy leaves.
  • 'Variegata'- green and white leaves.
Mature Height
6-12 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 7 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
April - April
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Volutella leaf blight is an occasional problem.
Additional Notes


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Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
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