Japanese pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis)
[pak-ih-SAN-drah ter-min-AL-iss]

Deciduous Perennial in the Buxaceae Family
Japanese pachysandra, a member of the boxwood family, is a slow-growing, spreading evergreen perennial which forms a dense carpet of foliage even in very shady areas. The plant is primarily grown for its foliage, but it produces small white flowers in early spring. Deer avoid eating it even in winter.

Plant Data

Mature Size 6 - 9 inches tall. 12 - 24 inches wide.
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Partial Shade - Full Shade
Moisture Tolerance Medium
Zones 5a - 9b
Tags Deer-resistant,Deer Resistant
Bloom Period Early Spring
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green

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We order from a rotating cast of the best nurseries in the Great Lakes region. It looks like we've offered this plant in the past, but the nurseries we're working with this week don't appear to have it in stock at the moment.

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