With creeping stems and short upright branches bearing very glossy, slightly leathery and serrated leaves attractively edged in creamy gold and spikes of small white flowers from late Spring, Pachysandra Terminalis Variegata (Japanese Spurge) ground cover plants will thrive in trickier shady areas and give year-round colour and interest. Fully deer-resistant they are a hardy and low maintenance plant that is also very useful for planting on slopes to help control erosion
Pachysandra Terminalis Variegata (Japanese Spurge) ground cover is a dwarf shrub, popular for their ability to spread into a dense evergreen carpet beneath other taller shrubs. Average to fast growing, these practical and low maintenance plants are the ideal choice for those shaded areas where many other plants struggle due to lack of sunlight – hence their popularity for underplanting Rhododendrons.
If you'd like more information about Pachysandra Terminalis Variegata Ground Cover just scroll to the bottom of the page.
Our friendly and knowledgeable team are waiting to help
Mon-Fri: 8.30am to 5pm
Call us on 01580 765600
Summer sale now on! Save with our automatic discounts on everything except Bargain Packs - spend £250 and save 10%, spend £500 and save 15%, spend £1000 and save 20%, spend £2500 and save 25%
Plant Pachysandra Terminalis Variegata 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. they all need some degree of shade and prefer acid soils
As a rough guide when planting Pachysandra Terminalis Variegata 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 Terminalis Variegata
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 – early Summer
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: Height to 25cm, spread to approximately 50cm
Hardiness: Hardy once established
Aftercare: An annual feed will help promote good colour and encourage any thinner areas to fill out