Japanese Spurge: Pachysandra terminalis
Pachysandra terminalis (Japanese Spurge) is a shrubby, evergreen ground cover which spreads via underground runners to form a dense carpet of rich, dark green foliage. Tiny white flower spikes appear in early spring, but the added value of this plant is its attractive foliage.
Japanese Spurge’ is a creeping perennial forming a mat up to 4 in. tall (10 cm) and 8 in. wide (20 cm). Spreads rapidly to form large colonies. A part shade to full shade lover, it is best grown in rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils. This plant is not fussy about soils and tolerates a wide range of conditions. Soils shouldn’t be allowed to dry out. Clay soil, dry soil and drought tolerant! Highly tolerant of urban pollution too.