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Pachysandra procumbens

Native Plants

Allegheny Pachysandra

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Summary

Allegheny pachysandra (Pachysandra procumbens) is an attractive native groundcover with its mottled, evergreen foliage and fragrant white bottlebrush-shaped flowers that bloom in early to mid spring. It spreads slowly to form a dense carpet 8-10” tall. Allegheny pachysandra performs well in a variety of soils from moist to dry and in a range of soil pH, as long as it is growing in partial to full shade. This woodland plant is also considered by many to be very deer and drought resistant. This versatile plant makes a lovely companion for many plants including oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), drooping leucothoe (Leucothoe fontanesiana), pink-shell azalea (Rhododendron vaseyi), woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata), and Jacob’s-ladder (Polemonium reptans). Zones 5-9. 


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  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-to-partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    evergreen, semi-evergreen 
  • Soil Moisture
    moist-to-dry 
  • Flowering Period
    early-to-mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    not-showy