Plant Pachysandra ground cover in their happy place – shade, or partial shade! They will take some sunshine, but too much and their leaves can burn and die (though this will not kill the entire plant). They thrive in moist and well-drained soil but are versatile enough to grow in most soil conditions.
As a rough guide when planting Pachysandra as ground cover – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage, and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.
How to grow Pachysandra
Position: Full or partially shaded areas
Soil and site: Tolerates most soil but grows particularly well in moist, well drained acidic soil
Flowering time: Spring
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: Height to 25cm, spread to approximately 60cm depending on variety
Hardiness: Hardy once established
Aftercare: An annual feed will help promote good colour and encourage any thinner areas to fill out