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Allegheny pachysandra

Author: 
Ellen Nibali

Pachysandra procumbens

This native pachysandra is earning more fans as Marylanders add native plants to their landscapes. Its serrated leaves of a slightly bluish-green grow atop erect 6–10” stems.  As foliage matures, it develops a pleasing two-tone mottled effect.  Clumps of white bottle brush flower heads appear in spring. As a ground cover, Allegheny spurge spreads at a sedate pace, thick, and disease-free.  Allegheny pachysandra won’t overrun boundries the way Japanese pachysandra can.   Plant this low maintenance plant in shade with moist organic soil, though it can tolerate some summer drought. 

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