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Pachysandra procumbens ‘Silver Streak’

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Silver Streak Allegheny Pachysandra

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Summary

A Mt. Cuba Center Plant Introduction. Silver Streak Allegheny pachysandra (Pachysandra procumbens ‘Silver Streak’) is an attractive native groundcover with its mottled, evergreen foliage and fragrant white bottlebrush-shaped flowers that blooms in early to mid-spring. The cultivar was selected for its prominent silver coloration during the winter months. In spring the new foliage emerges dark green and remains so until early autumn when the silver markings begin to appear. The foliage of Silver Streak Allegheny pachysandra remains attractive throughout winter, unlike many forms of Allegheny pachysandra that become bronze brown. Silver Streak Allegheny pachysandra spreads slowly to form a dense carpet 8-10” tall. It 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. 

Silver Streak Allegheny pachysandra was selected at Mt. Cuba Center for its unique coloring from a mass of Pachysandra procumbens of unknown origin. It was introduced in 2009. 


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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, multi-color 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    not-showy