|Rapid-growing, these ground covers or low shrubs are perfect for partly shady areas, especially under trees, in moist or dry sites. Shade is a must for these 6- to 10-inch-high evergreens, because the spoon-shaped leaves yellow in the sun. Leaves usually green, but variegated types also available. Spikes of fragrant flowers open early in spring followed by small, whitish berries. Good in edging and around house foundation. Deer-resistant. Easily started from cuttings taken in summer and planted in half sand, half soil, or division. Water frequently until established. Fertilize during the growing season. Watch for scale, leaf blight canker disease and, in wet soils, root rot.
One of the most popular evergreen ground covers for shaded areas, its 9 to 12-inch stems hold glossy, dark green leaves and spikes of ½-inch white flowers. Spreads to form colonies in woodland areas.
Attributes - Pachysandra terminalis
Plant Type: Ground Cover
Bloom Season: Early Spring
Flower Color: White
Height: 9 in. to 1 ft.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Container Plants, Low Maintenance.