Pachysandra Procumbens, Alleghany Spurge, is a shade-loving perennial
Botanical Latin Name: Pachysandra Procumbens
Common Name: Allegheny Spurge
Sun Exposure: Shade-loving perennial
Hardiness Zones: Zones 5-9
Mature Height: 8 inches - 12 inches
Spread: 1-2 feet
Spacing: 12 inches apart
Growth Rate: Slow and steady
Flowering Time: Early spring
How Long It Flowers: 2 weeks
Flower Color: White-with-light pink
Soil Requirements: Moist, acidic soil that is humus-rich and well-drained
Pruning: Clip any growth that has become too long or stringy. Trim with hand clippers, or weed trimmer around steps, sidewalks or driveways
Flower Form: Pachysandra Procumbens(Allegheny Spurge) is a hardy plant that requires little upkeep and adds beauty to any property. It's a member of the Buxaceae(Boxwood) family and found on the east coast.
Pachysandra Procumbens is a quite a gem, producing fragrant white with light pink blooms(resembling white coral) that last about a couple of weeks
After that dark, lush, thick green leaves begin to unfold and remain that way all summer. It's a low-growing and slow-growing ornamental perennial that prefers the shade, especially in the afternoon hours. In autumn, the thick textured foliage takes on a beautiful silver mottling.
Pachysandra Procumbens gets lighter in color with more and more sunlight
This plant is very hardy in most of the United States. In most zones, it is considered evergreen, but farther north it is a considered a perennial plant since it will re-grow year after year. In the spring when it's starting to re-grow it send up pink or white spikes. In the Shade, this plant turns into a dark green coloration that makes it look amazing. The more sun the plant gets, the lighter its leaves turn. The flowers that Pachysandra Procumbens creates don’t last very long but are pretty while Pachysandra Procumbens continue.