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Japanese Spurge

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$37.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Shade to Partial Sun
  • Mature Height 6 - 10 Inches
  • Mature Spread 10 - 12 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 10

Low-growing ground covers are indispensable for filling in large areas under trees and in other woodland-type areas. Japanese spurge thrives in the darkest corners of the garden where other plants often fail. This broadleaf evergreen is a relative of boxwood and can spread quickly with relatively little maintenance. Pachysandra terminalis is a native of Japan where it grows in dense woodlands. Small white flowers appear in late spring and are attractive to early pollinators in the garden.  

Japanese spurge is resistant to pests and disease and is not often browsed by deer. Plant this tough ground cover on slopes or at the top of retaining walls for erosion control. The evergreen nature of Japanese spurge makes it a great backdrop for other evergreen shrubs or short-lived perennial spring bulbs. Cutting back the spreading rhizomes not only keeps the plants under control, but it also encourages the plants to grow bushy and dense, making them great weed suppressors.

Japanese Spurge Care

Japanese spurge requires part sun to full shade for vigorous growth and good color retention in the foliage. Acidic and well-draining soils of almost any texture are acceptable. Heavy fertilizing is not needed. Apply 1-2 inches of organic compost around the root zone annually to enrich the soil and improve moisture retention. 

Pruning is only needed to control the spread of Japanese spurge into pathways or garden beds. Deadheading is not required after the flowers fade. This plant is self-cleaning and does not self-seed. Divide large clumps early in spring as new growth is beginning. Softwood cuttings can be taken through the summer before the new growth turns woody in the fall.

Japanese Spurge Spacing

Japanese spurge reaches 6-10 inches high and 10-12 inches wide over time. Place Japanese spurge 10 inches from the center of the next plant when planting as a ground cover. This will allow the plants to fill in an area quickly and discourage excess weed growth.

Japanese Spurge Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 10
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Sun
Mature Height: 6 - 10 Inches
Mature Spread: 10 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 10 - 12 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Rabbit, Disease
Tolerates: Salt
Attracts: Bees
Container Role:
Uses: Groundcovers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Japanese Spurge
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Pachysandra terminalis
SKU:
1231008551-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.