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Pachysandra Procumbens

Pachysandra is also known as Pachysandra Procumbens. These plants are native to Japan and northern and central China. Pachysandra Procumbens is a shrubby plant as well as evergreen. They thrive best when they are planted in hardy planting zones 3-9. The growth rate of this plant can be up to 12 inches tall, but most of the time it only grows up to 6 inches. They prefer shade. They need to be planted with several feet apart to allow for adequate room. It is often purchased in large flats or clumps, and you can separate them to whatever size you would like.

They do the best in soils where you can add compost to help keep the moisture in. Keeping the ground moist will help the plant grow at its best. It can adapt to clay, loamy or sandy soils but these will grow a more thin or skimpy looking plant. This plant does best in soils with organic matter. Adding mulch will help keep weeds away. Count on at least three years for the plants to grow to its full potential. In April these plants will typically start to bloom their white flowers. The flowers are small, usually only one to two inches long. The foliage of this particular plant is dark green. The leaves have an oval shape and typically appear at the end of stems in whorls. Because this plant spreads quickly by its rhizomes, it will disappear soon from a thick carpet. This makes it an excellent choice for the groundcover.

Pachysandra Procumbens is a leafy green ground plant. A familiar name it goes by is Allegheny spurge. About March and April is when this plant will get its white flowers. The flowers do not last all year round. This plant thrives in areas under large trees where they get sun and shade. Even if they do not get hardly any sun, it will still grow. After the initial planting, the plant will eventually form colonies and multiply. For the plant to not take over surrounding plants, it is suggested to thin out the plant.

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