Pachysandra terminalis


Japanese Spurge

A creeping evergreen perennial which grows to a height of 0.3 metres and has a spread of 0.3 metres. It has ovate leaves with serrated margins, and bears tiny white and pink flowers in early summer.


Ornamental perennial suited to protected positions in rockeries and garden beds.


This native of Japan does best in rich, moist, well drained soil. It is frost resistant but drought tender, and prefers a protected position in partial shade. Requires additional moisture when grown in full sun. Propagate by cuttings or by division in spring.


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