Silver Edge Pachysandra
The leaf has a green center with a silver edge.
Specific; Pachysandra, Silver Edge or Pachysandra terminalis Silver Edge is part of the Japanese Spurges family.
Japanese Spurges are evergreen all year and self-sustaining. What makes this version different from its relatives is its oval shaped leaves, green with thin silver-white margins.
It has clusters of small white flowers in early spring. Prefers well-drained, organically rich soil and shade.
General; Once established, a Pachysandra planting will eliminate grass cutting and weeding. Your lawn work stops where this plant starts. This plant is used extensively under large spreading trees, back of buildings or in other situations too shady for grass to grow. It is self-sustaining and always looks good. It is an excellent ground cover for problem areas as it grows in just about any soil and is one of the few ground covers that will grow under pine trees.
Pachysandra will transform otherwise bare and ugly ground areas into attractive year-round cover. It is also very effective as a border plant along paths or driveway edgings and can be used as a lawn substitute in shaded non-traffic areas. It works very nicely in the front of shaded borders or as filler between larger shrubs. Dense enough to keep down weeds, it is a great solution for dark parts of the garden, where other plants fear to tread. It is extremely hardy, and fragrant.
A shade lover and deer resistant
Please note that Pachysandra often takes most of the first season getting established, spreading will tend to be extremely slow the first season and will commence the second season. It tolerates some sun in northern zones, but needs shade in southern zones. Mature height 6" - 12", spacing 4" - 8".
Applying triple phosphate
Your ground conditions and phosphate levels will determine the plants ability to maintain it's color and appearance. You can purchase additional triple phosphate (0460) from any regular nursery or plant center. A 5 Lbs bag should last you a couple of seasons depending on how many plants you have. You would apply the the phosphate in the Fall, about one month before the plants go dormant, to maintain its color and appearance.
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