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Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'

Japanese spurge 'Green Carpet'

'Green Carpet' is an evergreen sub-shrub forming a mat to 15cm in height, of glossy dark green, coarsely toothed obovate leaves to 7cm in length, with erect spikes of small white flowers in early summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Buxaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Pachysandra are mat-forming evergreen perennials or subshrubs with creeping stems and short upright branches bearing leathery leaves clustered at the tips, and erect spikes of small flowers, the males with prominent white stamens

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in all but very dry soils in full or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Ground cover
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
  • Banks and slopes
Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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