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Pachysandra procumbens

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Common Name: Allegheny Spurge

Light to medium shade, medium moisture level, humus rich soil essential, neutral pH.  4-9 inches height, blooms in spring, white flowers, spreads by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  L.  Difficult from seed.  Division is easiest but stem cuttings form new roots slowly and rot easily.

Native Region:  Middle and East Tennessee

Excellent, well-behaved groundcover with fragrant flowers.  However, it spreads slowly and needs to be divided to create a groundcover; otherwise best treated as a specimen plant. Leaves are marbled silver and purple.  Can be evergreen if placed where it is protected from north winds.

Pachysandra procumbens
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Pachysandra procumbens - Allegheny Spurge
Photo Courtesy of Southeastern Flora: http://www.southeasternflora.com/