Japanese spurge

Pachysandra terminalis

Japanese spurge - Pachysandra terminalis

Common Name: Japanese spurge
Genus: Pachysandra
Species: terminalis

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.20 m (20 cm)
Sun/Shade: Any sun level or shadeSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained




Rosettes of glossy dark green leaves with serrated edges form dense mats of eyecatching groundcover in sun or shade. In early summer upright clusters of tiny white flowers contrast beautifully with the dark green foliage. Japanese spurge is perfect for carpeting bare areas of earth between deciduous shrubs or trees.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring.