Pachysandra terminalis 'Silver Edge' Bare Root Plants
Common Name: Silver Edge Pachysandra
- Height: 6-8 Inches
- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Tolerates part sun in Northern Zones
- Evergreen ground cover
- Spreads by rhizomes
Pachysandra terminalis 'Silver Edge' is a cultivar of Japanese spurge that is known for its glossy, dark green, oval and slightly curled leaves with a silvery white margin. It is a more compact and less aggressive grower than the species plant, making it a good choice for smaller gardens. This variety was selected for its distinctive foliage, which can add a touch of brightness to shady areas.
Japanese spurge grows to a height of 6-12 inches and quickly spreads by underground rhizomes to a width of 24-36 inches. The flowers are small 1"-2" white spikes emerging in spring.
Japanese spurge prefers part shade to full shade. Morning sun in the North is okay, but Southern gardens need shade. Plant in moist, organically rich, loamy, well-drained soil. Not particularly drought-tolerant, so water as needed.
Versatile and easy-care groundcover, Pachysandra terminalis is a great option. The plant is attractive, drought-tolerant, and can be used in a variety of settings. Japanese spurge tolerates foot traffic and a popular choice for groundcover, ornamental borders and rock gardens.