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Commonly known as Japanese spurge
EvergreenCoarsely toothed, glossy, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long at the ends of short, smooth stems.
Ground coverThese plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soilSpreading perennial
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesSlugs, snails.Place of originNorthern China, Japan.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapeSpikes2-3cm (¾-1¼in) long
Soil ConditionsTolerates allAny but very dry.
Buy Varieties of PACHYSANDRA terminalis
compact habit with dark green leaves
white and green variegated form which makes an attractive contrast in a border when set against darker foliage