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Japanese pachysandra

  • Lawns and Ground Covers
Japanese pachysandra.
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Lise Servant)
Pachysandra terminalis.



Origin and description

Carpet-forming habit. Pachysandra terminalis can become invasive. Do not plant near a natural environment.

Blooms: white, June
Foliage: green, persisting
Height: 30 cm
Spacing: 50 cm

Common name

Japanese pachysandra

Latin name (genus)

Pachysandra terminalis

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Buxaceae

Growing conditions

Exposure: full sun, partial shade, shade

Slow growth


Ground covers adapted to shaded and semi-shaded beds, under trees.

See also

Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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