A strong classic for shade featuring compact, rich evergreen foliage in whorls of waxy leaves. Tiny white flowers in spring are not showy, but are interesting upon inspection. Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit Winner 2002.
Pachysandras are vigorous spreaders but not aggressive, will remain evergreen all year. Easy care. Shade in the south and sun in the northern garden.
Grows in any well-drained soil. Self-sustaining - can be used as a lawn substitute in shaded non-traffic areas. Can be divided in spring. May need root containment to maintain boundaries in formal border.