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Pachysandra terminalis

 
Pachysandra terminalis
Japanese spurge
Common name Japanese spurge
Family buxaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers white (April)
Size 6"
Light part-full shade

Popular ground cover for shady areas, grown for its leathery, glossy evergreen foliage. We've never established a large patch of it, as it is typically used in landscapes, but a bit of it sticks around by our foundation, and I keep it around for biodiversity's sake. Some years I am too busy puttering around the garden to notice the white flowers, but other years they put on a nice show.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area:

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