Pachysandra procumbens /Pachysandra, Allegheny Spurge, Mountain Spurge

Pachysandra procumbens  / Pachysandra procumbens
Foliage of the Allegheny Spurge
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Foliage of the Allegheny Spurge

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Scientific Name: Pachysandra procumbens
Common Name: Pachysandra, Allegheny Spurge, Mountain Spurge
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Comments: Pachysandra or Allegheny Spurge is best reserved for the cooler regions of the country in places where the soil contains a generous amount of humus. Plants spread by rhizomes in the humus-rich soil where conditions are favorable. Leaves have scalloped edges. Best grown in shade.