How to care for Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra terminalis)

Japanese Spurge, Japanese Pachysandra, Carpet Box

Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra terminalis) is a evergreen ground cover for part sunny to shady places.

Plant care

Japanese Spurge

Light requirements

Full shade to part sun with some morning or evening sun.

Pachysandra terminalis tolerates root pressure and grows good under trees and shrubs.

Pachysandra terminalis Variegata

Pachysandra terminalis “Variegata”

Soil requirements

Rich in humus to sandy-clayey.

Pachysandra terminalis

Water requirements

This evergreen ground cover likes to be kept evenly moist but not wet.

Pachysandra terminalis

Hardiness zone

Z 5 (-24 °C / -11.2 °F)

Pachysandra terminalis

Quick facts

Pachysandra terminalis

Pachysandra terminalis & Pyrrhocoris apterus (Firebug)

Life Cycle

Small evergree shrub

Pachysandra terminalis

Family

Buxaceae

Height

6 to 12 inches

Flowering time

Flower buds appear in autumn, flowers are open from mid to late spring.

Poisonous

Japanese Spurge is slightly toxic and contains steroidal alkaloids.

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