Zones: 4 – 8
Bloom Time: Spring
Height: 6” – 12”
Not to be confused with wood spurges of the Euphorbia family, pachysandra is a member of the boxwood genus.
It is the perfect answer for an evergreen ground cover in the hard to grow areas of dry shade and clay soil.
Although it produces insignificant white flowers in spring, it is grown for its deer and rabbit resistant dark green foliage.
It spreads by runners and so forms a dense weed barrier.
The rhizomes need to be dug up annually or barriers need to be installed to contain the spread of pachysandra, otherwise this is a good low maintenance ground cover.