Japanese Spurge, Pachysandra
Pachysandra terminalis 'Variegata'

Family: Buxaceae
Genus: Pachysandra (pak-ih-SAN-druh) (Info)
Species: terminalis (term-in-AL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata
Additional cultivar information:(aka Silver Edge)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Montgomery, Alabama

Gridley, California

Norwich, Connecticut

Taylor Ridge, Illinois

Cleveland, Ohio

Canby, Oregon

Bainbridge Island, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 4, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

I grew this when I lived in AL and I just loved it. When mixed with the solid green pachysandra and also with a variety of hostas, it really stood out. It is not a fast grower, though. Mulching seems to improve it's ability (to keep moisture close enough) to make sending its runners out more successful.